With about 230 square miles to explore, driving is the best way to experience a Zion National Park tour. However, like any national park, you’ll have to buy an entrance pass to get in. At Zion, the fee for a single vehicle is $35. Once you’ve paid, the pass entitles you to enter the park as many times as you want for seven days. If you’re riding a motorcycle through the park, the fee is reduced to $30, and the fee for pedestrians and bicyclists is $20. Each of these passes also lasts for seven days, so you should be all set for the full duration of your visit.
If you’re a real national parks aficionado, or you’re just planning on becoming one, then the weekly pass might not be the most cost-effective option. For $70, you can get an annual pass to Zion National Park, which is ideal for locals who plan on visiting often. If you’d prefer to travel around and see other parks as well, you can get an annual interagency pass for $80 that grants you access to any national park or national forest in the United States for a year. The interagency pass is extremely cost-effective for avid hikers and vacationers. If you visit Zion on a weekly pass and end up falling in love with it, you also have the option of paying the difference to upgrade it to an annual pass, as long as it’s within seven days of the initial purchase. If you’re a current or former member of the US armed forces, you’re entitled to free entry to any national park or forest in the country, so make sure you don’t pay if you don’t have to.