Zion National Park Seeking Feedback On South Entrance Infrastructure

Hikers use a crosswalk in the South Entrance Area of Zion National Park. Zion proposes to replace this crosswalk with a trail connection for hikers and bicyclists away from roads as well as make other improvements/NPS, Jonathan Shafer

Zion National Park staff is seeking feedback on a park proposal to improve roads and trails in the park’s South Entrance area.

An environmental assessment prepared for the project identifies an alternative to improve traffic flow and reduce conflicts among hikers, bicyclists, drivers, and shuttle buses.

“We need your input as we consider how to improve Zion National Park,” said Zion Superintendent Jeff Bradybaugh in a release. “We encourage everyone to read the proposal, attend our virtual public meeting, and share comments before April 10.”


Zion records nearly 5 million annual visits. Most visitors travel through the South Entrance area. Zion is considering a proposal to improve circulation and reduce conflict among different travelers.

Proposed improvements include:


Learn about the proposal

The park is hosting a virtual public meeting about the environmental assessment on March 19 at 6 p.m. MT. Information about joining the meeting is on the project site:https://parkplanning.nps.gov/ZIONSEntryRedesign

Sharing comments

Your participation is vital to the planning process. You can share your comments and ideas through April 10. To share comments online and learn more about the project, visit the National Park Service Planning, Environment and Public Comment website. If you prefer to mail your comments, they must be postmarked by April 10, 2024.  

Mail comments to:  


ATTN: Zion Canyon South Entrance Redesign

Zion National Park

1 Zion Park Blvd

Springdale, Utah


Project History

Zion previously received public input regarding the proposed redesign in 2022. Park staff also consulted with stakeholders during 2022 civic engagement. You can learn more about the public meeting the park hosted then and read the park’s news release.

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