Zion National Park is a colorful place of tightly woven sandstone cliffs. This land of awe boasts numerous well maintained trails to allow for off road exploration. So arrive prepared to take in this scenery on foot. Many great views require you to walk an up and down course. Footwear tip is wear soft soled shoes that fit for ease of travel and to guard against blisters. (Kick off those “flip flops” to preserve them for sandy beach type of terrain.)
The only means of transportation to get into the Zion Canyon area is by shuttle, which can be a crowded situation at times. In this circumstance, being next to someone who is spreading their germs via a cough is possible. (I know, it happened to me.) If you have a weakened immune system or are actively combating a respiratory infection (e.g. cold or flu), then transmission of contagious pathogens is a health concern. One health tip to help prevent yourself or others from getting sick is wear a disposable mask while you ride.
At the lower elevations in Zion, the climate can be hot and dry. Moving about under these conditions can cause dehydration. Thankfully, there are drinking water stations, supplied by fresh water springs, at the shuttle stops along the Zion Canyon section of the park. Here you can get a refreshing drink or refill your water bottle.
Kolob Terrace section of the park is worth a look (and far less crowded) if you have an extra day. However, there are no services along this scenic route. Therefore, pack along food and water for this trip.
Travel Tip: Take in the mosaic pinnacles at nearby Bryce Canyon National Park.