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    Zion

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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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Sustainability in the Community

Earth Day in the town of Springdale.
 

Zion National Park's commitment to sustainability extends beyond its borders. We believe that working with the natural surroundings works best when you also work with the surrounding communities as well.

Springdale, the park's gateway community, has made significant efforts to become a green community. In addition to being active participants on the Zion Canyon Green Team, Springdale residents have established a successful recycling program, are active proponents of renewable energy sources, and are proud sponsors of the successful Earth Day and Arbor Day celebrations each year. For more information please visit
Springdale's Official "Going Green" Website.

Furthermore, Zion National Park has the good fortune of partnering with Xanterra, one of the "greenest" of park concessionaires, which is in the vanguard of environmentally friendly businesses. Xanterra operates the Zion Lodge. Everything from organic food, composting food scraps, nontoxic cleaning agents, and cabins retrofitted for energy efficiency can be found at Zion Lodge. For more information please visit
Xanterra's Website.

As individuals and families, you can make a difference by following the tips listed on the
Climate Friendly Parks Website.

Did You Know?

Tarantula

During the summer or fall, you may see a tarantula crossing a road or trail in Zion National Park. But don’t be frightened-- tarantulas are actually amazing arachnids--gentle, basically harmless creatures that have suffered a bum rap. More...