More frequently, winter scenes at Zion consist of a dusting of snow at the tops of the 7,000′ – 8000′ peeks, with fog rolling up the hillsides to lend an additional sense of mystery and awe to a landscape which is already beautiful beyond words. Crowds are gone, leaving the wildlife to enjoy their surroundings without being disturbed. Mule deer roam the river-bottoms, and seem content to stay-put rather than venture away from food and running water.
Tourists are allowed to drive directly up Zion Canyon from the end of October thru mid-March, with shuttles taking over during the peak season in warmer months. This makes winter a great time to visit the park! When you are finished seeing the easily-accessible sections of Zion, give Zion Outback Safaris a call, and we will take you on a private Jeep tour of the “outback.”
For those who can’t make the trip this winter, enjoy the photos and visit soon!