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Zion National Park alters shuttle schedule

Published: Monday, July 6 2015 12:34 p.m. MDT

The park will reduce shuttle service in November, with the service ending for the season at the close of the month. (Keith Johnson,) The park will reduce shuttle service in November, with the service ending for the season at the close of the month. (Keith Johnson,)

ZION NATIONAL PARK — The park will reduce shuttle service in November, with the service ending for the season at the close of the month.

The mandatory park shuttles will run on weekends only Nov. 2-24 and also on Nov. 28-30 for the Thanksgiving traffic. Town shuttles will cease running on the evening of Nov. 3. All shuttle bus operations will end for the 2013 season on the evening of Nov. 30.

The buses will start running from the Zion Canyon Visitor Center at 7 a.m. The last bus will leave the Temple of Sinawava at 5:45 p.m. Shuttle service frequency should be less then 10 minutes. Round trips from the Zion Canyon Visitor Center to the Temple of Sinawava will take about 70 minutes.

There is no charge for riding the shuttle buses. There are eight stops along the route, and visitors may get on and off as many times as they want. Buses are fully accessible, though pets are not allowed.

Zion National Park is heading into its late fall season. Striking fall colors, beautiful weather and fewer crowds make it a great time to visit the park. Nov. 4-11 is also Zion’s Plein Air Art Invitational.

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