• Temples and Towers of the Virgin

    Zion

    National Park Utah

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  • Late Fall Shuttle Schedule

    Starting September 28, the last shuttle leaves the Temple of Sinawava at 7:30 pm. More »

  • Trail Closures Lifted

    The East Rim Trail, from Weeping Rock to Echo Canyon, including Hidden Canyon, is open.

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?

Zion Mount Carmel Tunnel in 1930, Zion Museum Collection, ZION 12366-59

When dedicated on July 4, 1930, the 1.1 mile Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel was the longest tunnel in the United States. More...