*Spring 2021 Update*
Shuttles are running weekends only until March 13 when they will resume running daily. Plan on an early arrival to the park on days when the shuttle is not running since the gates close once parking is full. Shuttles are mandatory when running; no personal vehicles are allowed up canyon. A $1 permit is required and can be obtained at recreation.gov. Permits are limited and do run out.
If you are unable to secure a spot on the Zion Shuttle we refer our customers to Southwest Adventure Tours who can be reached at (435)704-4161 or https://southwestadventuretours.com/going-to/190-zion-canyon-shuttle-service.
Bikes can also be rented from our location to get to the trailheads. We are currently renting bikes first-come-first-serve and recommend an early arrival to ensure inventory is available.
*Winter 2021 Update*
ZION sHUTTLE IS MANDATORY DEC 24 – JAN 2
Beginning January 3 personal vehicles will be allowed up canyon until early Spring
(date still to be determined by park)
An early start is recommended when the shuttles are not running. Once limited parking in the canyon is filled the Scenic Drive is closed to vehicles. Bikes can be rented from our location (first come first serve) to get to trailheads even after parking is filled.
*Updates for Visiting Zion Fall 2020*
Shuttles: THE ZION SHUTTLE IS CURRENTLY RUNNING AND AVAILABLE FOR USE BY RESERVATION ONLY. SHUTTLE PERMITS MAY BE OBTAINED AT RECREATION.GOV. IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO GET A SPOT ON THE ZION SHUTTLE WE RECOMMEND BOOKING A PRIVATE SHUTTLE WITH RED ROCK SHUTTLES. THIS SHUTTLE PICKS UP AND DROPS OFF AT OUR LOCATION. THEY CAN BE REACHED AT 435-704-4161 FOR PRICING AND AVAILABILITY. Reservations can be made at adventure.com
Bike Rentals: We are not currently taking bike reservations due to high demand with the shuttle situation. Bikes can be used to get to trailheads in Zion Canyon. All bikes can be rented in the morning on a first-come-first-serve basis. An early arrival is recommended since we can run low on inventory during the morning.
Narrows Equipment: Reservations for Narrows equipment is optional since we keep plenty in stock and generally never run out. We are currently recommending the dry pants package. We are very flexible should you book and need to adjust the date or package of your reservation. Equipment can be picked up either the morning of your hike or the evening prior after 4pm at no additional cost. All Narrows equipment is due back by 7 pm the day of your hike.
Algae Bloom in Virgin River: A toxic algae bloom has been detected in the Virgin River this year. If you would like to hike the Narrows, the main recommendation is to avoid submerging in the water or drinking the water. Though there is some risk involved it seems to be extremely small when taking basic precautions. Hikers have been enjoying the Narrows this year with no reported issues so far. If you have concerns please speak with a Zion National Park ranger prior to your hike. Additional information can be found on the park website.
*Update on Visiting Zion while the Shuttles are not running (Summer 2020)*:
Zion National Park is currently open; however, the Zion and Springdale shuttles are not running. Please check the National park website for updates since shuttles may resume this summer. Hwy 9 runs through the east side of the park and remains open all day to vehicles. The Zion Canyon Scenic Drive is open to vehicles in the morning but closes once the limited parking up canyon is filled. Many mornings this occurs between 6 and 7 am.
Those hoping to park at the Narrows trailhead are lining up by 4:30 am at the Zion Lodge until the park opens at 6 am. The early arrival needed to park at the Temple of Sinawava changes daily; following the park on twitter is a great way to get updates. Staff at the shop can also help update you when you arrive to rent equipment. Plan to rent equipment the evening prior to your hike (4 pm-8:30 pm) in order to get an early start!
Once the Scenic Drive is closed to vehicles it is still open to private shuttles, bikes, and foot traffic. If you wish to pay for a private shuttle to the Narrows we refer our customers to Red Rock Shuttles. You can reach them at 435-635-9104 for pricing and reservations. Red Rock Shuttles pick-up and drop-off at our location.
Bike rentals are also available at our location and can be used to get to trailheads. Due to high demand, we are not accepting bike reservations. Bikes can be picked up first come first serve in the morning. We open at 7 am and generally have a line when we open. We do run out of bikes so arriving by 8 am most mornings is necessary. Reservations are available and optional for Narrows equipment since we have plenty in stock and do not run out.
Tubing season has ended. We have stopped renting due to low water levels. For those who still wish to float the river, we have inflatable tubes are available to purchase and take out on your own. Air pump and launch area access are available to customers.
Tubing minimum age has been adjusted to 12 and up!
THE BOTTOM-UP NARROWS HIKE IS OPEN! Stop by for equipment! Reservations are optional!
TUBING SEASON IS OPEN! We are currently renting tubes to float the Virgin River for adults ages 18 and up. Once levels are lower we’ll begin renting to everyone ages 8 and up. Tubing is available most years until mid-July when the river becomes too low for the activity. Inflatable tubes are always available to purchase in the shop and use at your own risk. Come prepared with closed toe shoes! Be prepared for an adventure! This is NOT a lazy river float! You will get flipped from your tube! You will be soaked! Most people have tons of fun but come prepared for an adventure!
Tube rentals are not yet available for the 2019 season. We are expecting safe levels to begin during the month of June and last into July. Follow us on social media for regular updates. During July water levels become low and we discontinue renting tubes. Inflatable tubes may be purchased in-store at this time and can be used at your own risk.
Tube rentals will not be available during the 2018 season due to low water levels in the Virgin River.
Inflatable tubes are available for purchase at our store to be used your own risk. Only tubes purchased in our shop will have access to our private launch area and air compressor.
Get the early start! Rent your Zion Narrows gear the evening before your adventure at no extra cost!
Get the best gear around for your trip to the Narrows! We have everything you need for an amazing day in Zion!
River Tubing rentals have come to a close for the season. We are selling Quality tubes for those who wish to make their own adventure in the Virgin River!
Tubes purchased at Zion Outfitter can be filled at our fill station and launch right from our property!
Zion Narrows OPEN!!! Bottom up and back as well as top down hike is open!
Rent Narrows Gear the day before you hike after 3 PM at no extra charge! Get an early start!
Zion 7 Day Park Pass can now be purchased at Zion Outfitter
Please come into our store to purchase your pass…