Ranger-led Activities

Ranger-led Bird Walk
Ranger-led Bird Walk

Attend a free ranger program during your visit to Zion National Park. These talks highlight information about the landscapes, plants, animals, and history that make Zion special. You can check the schedule at the bottom of this page or by downloading the NPS App. Read descriptions of programs below.

Summer Programs

Zion Canyon Visitor Center Patio Talks

Discover the survival secrets of desert plants and animals, learn how the geologic scenery came to be, hear the human history of the park, and more.

Programs are scheduled for:

  • 10:00 am
  • 11:30 am

Zion Human History Museum Patio Talks

Enjoy a short ranger talk on the shaded back patio of the Zion Human History Museum.

Programs are scheduled for:

  • 10:30 am
  • 4:00 pm

Watchman Guided Hike

Join a ranger to ascend the moderate Watchman Trail to a scenic overlook. This program requires free advanced registration at the Visitor Center front desk. The hike can be up to 3.5mi (5.6km) long with an elevation change of 368ft (112m).

Program scheduled for:
  • 7:30 am

Ride With A Ranger

Explore Zion Canyon on a 2-hour ranger-led bus ride with special stops along the way. This program requires free advanced registration at the Visitor Center front desk. Come prepared for hot temperatures.

Program scheduled for:
  • 10:30 am

Watchman Campground Evening Program

Attend a ranger talk after the sun sets at the outdoor Watchman Campground Amphitheater and learn about what makes Zion such a special place.

Program scheduled for:
  • 9:00 pm

Junior Ranger Programs

Youth programs are designed specifically for families and children. Junior Ranger Activity Booklets are available at the Zion Canyon Visitor Center and the Human History Museum.


Seasonal Programs & Facilities

Watchman Evening Program

May through October 2023. Every evening at 9 pm. Watchman Campground Amphitheater. Discover what makes Zion such a special place. Topics often include the ranger's favorite stories (animals, people, geology). This program is outside so please dress accordingly. Accessible parking available.

Read the current Ranger-led Evening Program schedule on the right.
Print a copy of the Ranger-led Evening Program Calendar here

Zion Nature Center

The Zion Nature Center is closed for the season. This interactive site is a perfect place to learn about the geology, animals, and history of Zion. Explore different habitats, listen to bird songs and canyon tree frog calls, and watch flash flood videos in this historic building. The Nature Center is located near the South Campground, and can be accessed via the Pa’rus Trail. The Zion Nature Center will reopen in the spring of 2024.


Current Zion Ranger Program Calendar


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Last updated: May 19, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

Zion National Park
1 Zion Park Blvd.

Springdale, UT 84767


If you have questions, please email zion_park_information@nps.gov. Listen to recorded information by calling anytime 24 hours a day. Rangers answer phone calls from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. MT, but a ranger may not answer if they are already speaking with someone else.

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