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YOUR ZION + SOUTHERN UTAH ADVENTURE

A Guide to Visiting Zion In the Winter

If you love National Parks like I do, I’m sure you have heard about the crazy increase in traffic in many of the parks around the country.


One of the fastest growing parks is Zion National Park, which comes with pluses and minuses. The upside is there are all kinds of great restaurants and new hotels popping up around the park. The downside is definitely the crowds!

Girl in the road with snowy sandstone cliffs Zion National Park in Winter

Having grown up in Southern Utah and seeing all of this change, I’ve started recommending that people interested in taking in this beautiful park without all the crowds consider visiting in the winter.

WHY VISIT ZION NATIONAL PARK IN THE WINTER

Zion National Park in the winter is the least busy time of year to visit. Zion is a magical park year round, and in the winter you’ll have an opportunity to experience the beauty with more calm and quiet.


While it may seem intimidating, especially if you are not a winter person, here’s the good news -- the winter temperatures in Zion/Southern Utah are very mild.




It generally snows 2-3 times a year but, the snow doesn't stick around for long. Often temperatures barely drop below 30 degrees, and when it does, the sun is usually still shining. The graph below with give you an idea of the average temps in Zion in the winter months.