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Getting There: The recommend airport for accessing southwest Utah is Las Vegas, Nevada, a 3- to 4-hour drive from Zion National Park. Major airlines serving Las Vegas include America West, American, Continental, TWA, and United. All of the major auto rental firms serve Las Vegas airport. Phone numbers and Web links can be found in this magazine’s Airlines and Autos pages.

Staying There: Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks have campgrounds (see phone numbers below). Non-campers have lodging alternatives in Cedar City, St. George, Kanab, and other nearby locations. Some useful phone numbers are listed below. Lodging alternatives are also covered in the WWW links below.

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Map: Courtesy www.areaparks.com

Zion National Park, 801-772-3256.
Cedar Breaks National Monument, 80l-586-0787.
Bryce Canyon National Park., 80l-834-5322.
Utah Southwest Color Country, 800-233-8824 (call for mailed packet on the majorl sites).
Utah Division of Parks and Recreation, 801-538-7220.
Utah Road Conditions, 80l-586-9451.
Utah Travel Council, 800-200-ll60.
Bryce Canyon Lodge 303-297-2757 (April – November).
St. George Chamber of Commerce, 801-628-l658.
Cedar City Chamber of Commerce, 801-586-5124.
Brian Head Resort, 800-27-BRIAN.
Canyon Ruby’s Inn, 801-834-5341.
Kanab Shilo Inn, 801-644-2562, or 800-222-2244.


Bryce-Zion Trail Rides (horseback riding), 801-772-3967.
Bryce Canyon trail rides (horseback), 80l-679-8665.
Shakespeare Festival: daily performances, June – September, 800-752-9849.
Kanab movie setting tours, 602-643-7509.
Angel Canyon tours, 602-644-2001.

Recommended Reading and Guidebooks:
Frommer's Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks is an excellent, complete, and easy to use guide for these two major National Parks. Frommer's Utah provides good information on all major Utah sites and activities. The Zion Natural History Association, 800-635-3959, has many titles, including Zion Trip Planning Package, Cedar Breaks National Monument by Nicky Leach, Exploring Southern Utah’s Land of Color by Arthur F. Bruhn, Exploring the Backcountry of Zion National Park by Thomas Brereton.

Useful WWW Links:
Utah Parks: Covers Zion N.P., Bryce Canyon N.P. Cedar Breaks N.M., Coral Pink Sands S.P. as well as all of the other major parks in Utah. Includes info on lodging, maps, activities, dining, transportation, etc. This site is one of the best internet resources for traveling to Utah's canyonlands.

Other links:
Zion National Park
Bryce Canyon National Park
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park
Cedar Breaks National Monument

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