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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Zion.

This page contains six sections:

Around Zion ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Saint George. It is located about 35 miles [56 km] to the west of where Zion would have been located. Saint George has a population of 84,400 people.<1>

The next largest community is Cedar City. It is located about 30 miles [48 km] to the north of Zion and has a population of 31,800 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Zion and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Colorado City (AZ)   [Map]   4,837   S   18 miles [29 km]
Fredonia (AZ)   [Map]   1,304   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Enoch   [Map]   6,756   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Enterprise   [Map]   1,837   NW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Hildale   [Map]   2,926   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Hurricane   [Map]   17,135   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Ivins   [Map]   8,726   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Kanab   [Map]   4,687   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
La Verkin   [Map]   4,345   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Leeds   [Map]   862   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Panguitch   [Map]   1,688   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Parowan   [Map]   3,038   N   41 miles [66 km]
Santa Clara   [Map]   7,418   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Toquerville   [Map]   1,615   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Washington   [Map]   26,405   W   31 miles [49.9 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Cane Beds (AZ)   [Map]   ---   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Anderson Junction   [Map]   ---   W   18 miles [29 km]
Apple Valley   [Map]   773   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Big Plain Junction   [Map]   ---   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Blue Springs   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Browse   [Map]   ---   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Duck Creek Village   [Map]   ---   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Glendale   [Map]   387   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Kanarraville   [Map]   397   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Mount Carmel Junction   [Map]   ---   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Mount Carmel   [Map]   ---   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Orderville   [Map]   589   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Rockville   [Map]   272   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Springdale   [Map]   592   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Virgin   [Map]   633   W   13 miles [20.9 km]

For more communities neighboring Zion, please visit our County-by-County Page for Zion.

Washington County ...

Zion would have been located within present day Washington County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Washington County: Mohave (AZ), Lincoln (NV), Iron & Kane.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Zion ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Zion.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Zion.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Zion. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Zion. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Utah

    Utah Tourism
    Parks for Utah

    Fishing in Utah
    Hunting in Utah


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Utah

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Utah

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Utah

Airports Near Zion ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Zion.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Gen. Dick Stout Fld.   [Map]   1L8   WSW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Colorado City Muni.(ICAO: KAZC)   [Map]   AZC   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Kanab Muni.   [Map]   KNB   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Cedar City Rgnl. (CDC/KCDC)   [Map]   CDC   NNW   31 miles [49.9 km]
St. George Muni. (SGU/KSGU)   [Map]   SGU   WSW   36 miles [57.9 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Zion.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Zion. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
McCarran Intl. (LAS/KLAS)   [Map]   LAS   WSW   146 miles [235 km]
Salt Lake City Intl. (SLC/KSLC)   [Map]   SLC   N   249 miles [400.7 km]
Phoenix Sky Hbr. Intl. (PHX/KPHX)   [Map]   PHX   S   268 miles [431.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Cedar City Rgnl. (CDC/KCDC)   [Map]   CDC   NNW   31 miles [49.9 km]
St. George Muni. (SGU/KSGU)   [Map]   SGU   WSW   36 miles [57.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Gen. Dick Stout Fld.   [Map]   1L8   WSW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Colorado City Muni.(ICAO: KAZC)   [Map]   AZC   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Kanab Muni.   [Map]   KNB   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

McCarran Intl.   (LAS/KLAS)   [Map]
        Website for McCarran International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Salt Lake City Intl.   (SLC/KSLC)   [Map]
        Website for Salt Lake City International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Bryce Canyon Airport   (ICAO: KBCE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Phoenix Sky Hbr. Intl.   (PHX/KPHX)   [Map]
        Website for Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Cedar City Rgnl.   (CDC/KCDC)   [Map]
        Website for Cedar City Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
St. George Muni.   (SGU/KSGU)   [Map]
        Website for Saint George Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Page Muni.   (PGA/KPGA)   [Map]
        Website for Page Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Grand Canyon Park Airport   (GCN/KGCN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Colorado City Muni.   (ICAO: KAZC)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Zion.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Zion. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Zion) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Zion. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Zion

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Zion. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.2526, Longitude: -112.9574     [Map].

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Zion), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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