• Temples and Towers of the Virgin

    Zion

    National Park Utah

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  • Early Fall Shuttle Schedule

    Starting September 7, the last shuttle leaves the Temple of Sinawava at 8:30 pm. More »

  • Trail Closures Extended

    Monday to Thursday through 10/3: The East Rim Trail from Weeping Rock to Echo Canyon, including Hidden Canyon, is closed.
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Park Management

Many documents guide the management of Zion National Park. The ones available here are intended to publicize management plans and demonstrate how park operations are structured toward achieving the National Park Service mission.

The mission goals of Zion National Park as stated in the 2001 General Management Plan are to

  • Provide park visitors educational and recreational opportunities that foster an appreciation of Zion and its resources.
  • Ensure that visitor impacts do not impair resources.
  • Maintain the resources, including plant and animal communities, at healthy and viable levels consistent with natural processes.
  • Manage cultural and physical resources to ensure long-term integrity.
  • Ensure that the built environment provides for safe visitor and staff uses in a sustainable manner.
  • Ensure that the organization is responsive to employee needs, recognizing the contributions of each individual.
  • Foster mutually supportive partnerships with private and public organizations and individuals to achieve visitor use and resource protection goals.
 
 
 

Did You Know?

Reading the Zion Map and Guide

Not finding what you're looking for? The definitive listing of scheduled ranger-led programs can be found in the current edition of the park newspaper, the Zion Map and Guide. More...