Zion National Park reduces shuttle service for winter

Zion National Park reduces shuttle service for winter

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ZION NATIONAL PARK, Utah (AP) -- Mandatory shuttle service in Zion National Park has ended for the season but weekend visitors are still urged to use the shuttles on a voluntary basis.

The park shifted to shuttle-only traffic for March-to-November visitors nine years ago to alleviate congestion and to benefit the environment.

With regular service shut down for the year, park officials will run volunteer shuttle service on Saturdays and Sundays until Nov. 29. The shuttles will operate from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. There is no charge for riding the shuttles.

Visitors can drive along the main road but are asked to park only in designated places.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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