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What Does it Cost to Visit Zion in 2024?

by | Jan 7, 2024

Thinking about planning a visit to Zion National Park in 2024? One big question that you might have is what it will cost you.

Costs are rising in grocery stores, utility bills, and so many other areas. This might leave you wondering whether the cost to visit the park, or the other costs associated with planning a trip, might be going up as well.

If you’re planning a stay at Zion Wildflower Resort this year, keep reading. We’re breaking down the cost to visit Zion, and how our luxury camp in Zion can help you save.

The Cost to Visit Zion: Entrance Fees

Perhaps the first cost to visit Zion that you might think of is the entrance fee. Luckily, you won’t have to worry about a fee increase in this area! The cost to enter Zion National Park will remain the same in 2024.

If you’re entering the park in a private vehicle, the cost is $35 per vehicle with up to 15 passengers. Not only will this fee allow you to enjoy all of the hiking trails, the facilities like the Zion Canyon Visitor Center, and the rest of the park’s beauty for the day, but your entrance fee is good for seven consecutive days.

If you’re planning on staying at our luxury camp in Zion during the winter months, you’ll likely pay this entrance fee. With the Zion Canyon Shuttles not in operation during the winter months, most visitors drive their personal vehicles into the park, and park directly at trailheads in parking lots throughout the Upper and Lower Canyon.

But if you’re planning on staying in our Zion park cabins or glamping tents in the summer, you may wind up entering the park on foot after parking your vehicle in Springdale. From the entrance, you can hop on the Zion Canyon Shuttle, and make your way through the park. In this case, you’ll pay $20 per person for individuals age 16 and older.

As an added bonus, your Zion entrance fee will get you entry into both Zion Canyon and Kolob Canyons.

America the Beautiful Annual Pass

Zion National Park isn’t the only national park that won’t see an entrance fee hike in 2024. Nearby Bryce Canyon, Arches, and the Grand Canyon will also keep their fees the same this year.

If you’re thinking about visiting these parks on a day trip while luxury camping near Zion, you’ll need to pay the entrance fee at each of these parks—unless you purchase an America the Beautiful Pass. This national park annual pass is yet another fee that won’t see an increase this year. For just $80, one of two named cardholders and up to three guests (or two named cardholders and up to two guests) can enter any National Park Service site for up to one year. 

If you plan to visit several national parks in the next twelve months, or if you know that you’ll be back to stay in our Zion park cabins more than once within a year, this pass can help you save some money

Wilderness Permits

While the entrance fees for Zion won’t increase in 2024, there is one type of fee seeing a small increase. Backcountry permit fees will see an increase in the new year, including both Day Use and Overnight Use permits.

Previously there was a flat fee of $15 for up to two people, $20 for groups of between three and seven, and $25 per group of up to 12 for a Day Use permit. Now, that fee will increase to $10 per person. 

This fee only applies to those looking to go canyoneering on the Left Fork Subway, or wanting to hike the full 16-mile top-down hike of The Narrows. The application fee for these permits will also increase from $5 per application to $6 per application. 

Overnight Use fees will also increase. Advanced reservation applications and reservations for Overnight Use permits will increase from $5 to $20 per reservation. Walk-up permits for overnight backcountry camping were previously free, and will now increase to $20 as well.

Overnight Use permit fees were previously $15 for up to two people, $20 for three to seven and $25 for groups of eight to 12. Now, they will be $7 per person.

These fee increases do not apply for Angels Landing permits. The cost to enter the Seasonal or Day-Before Lotteries and to obtain a permit will stay the same.

Customize Your Trip With a Stay at Zion Wildflower Resort

The cost to visit Zion won’t change in 2024 for many guests. Unless you’re planning to do some backcountry hiking or camping, you’ll pay the same fees to enjoy the park as you did in 2023.

If you’re looking to save some money on your next visit, booking a stay at Zion Wildflower Resort is a great way to do so. With a variety of lodging options to choose from, ranging from our Zion park cabins to our glamping tents, it’s easy to customize your stay and choose an option that fits your family and your budget.

Ready to start planning your 2024 visit to Zion National Park? Book your stay at our luxury camp in Zion today!

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