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November 18, 2013
Zion National Park Announces its 2014 Artists-in-Residence
Four artists from around the country were selected to serve in 2014 as Artists-in-Residence in Zion National Park.

November 04, 2013
Zion National Park Plein Air Art Invitational Underway
The Zion National Park Foundation is hosting 24 artists for a week of creativity and inspiration in Zion National Park, today through November 11, 2013.

October 24, 2013
Zion National Park Postpones Closing Pa’rus Trail until December 2, 2013
Originally slated for next week, a change in the irrigation system construction schedule has enabled the park to leave the trail open longer.

October 24, 2013
Zion National Park’s Late Fall Shuttle Schedule
Striking fall colors, beautiful weather, and fewer crowds make it a great time to visit the park.

October 21, 2013
Zion National Park to Construct a New River Irrigation System
During the first phase, which is expected to be completed in April 2014, a half-mile section of the Pa’rus Trail will be closed.

September 18, 2013
Concrete to Canyons: Engaging Las Vegas Youth in the Zion Wilderness
Thanks to a generous grant from National Park Foundation and Zion National Park Foundation, Zion National Park will be hosting 25 fifth-grade students from Rainbow Dreams Academy in Las Vegas for their first camping experience.

September 12, 2013
Update: Zion- Mt. Carmel Highway Reopens
Road crews continue to stabilize the road. During that work, drivers should expect one-way traffic and up to 15 minute delays.

September 12, 2013
Zion National Park Hosts a Volunteer Astronomer
While in the park, volunteer astronomer Scott Spence will conduct informal day and night viewing sessions using solar-scopes and telescopes.

September 11, 2013
Zion- Mt. Carmel Highway Closed due to Road Damage Caused by Flooding
The Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway on the east side of Zion National Park, between Canyon Junction and the East Entrance, is closed to vehicles effective immediately.

September 07, 2013
Zion National Park’s Red Roads Get Repaved
Access to the Temple of Sinawava will be closed Wednesday, September 18, and park shuttles will go no farther than Big Bend that day.

September 06, 2013
Canyoneer Dies from Fall in Zion’s Subway
The Left Fork of North Creek is a popular canyoneering route, accessible only with a wilderness permit.

September 04, 2013
Successful Nighttime Search and Rescue in Behunin Canyon
On September 2, park rangers were notified of a serious fall in Behunin Canyon, a difficult, nine hour canyoneering route above the Emerald Pools.

August 26, 2013
Transportation Study at Zion National Park
Zion National Park is initiating a transportation study to evaluate the current in-park shuttle system and provide the park with visitor use data along the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

August 15, 2013
Free Lecture “Glen Canyon and the Colorado River: An Evolving Cultural Resource in the American West” on Thursday, August 29 at the Canyon Community Center in Springdale
Focusing on Glen Canyon and the Grand Canyon, this lecture will explore the ecological, economic, and social importance of the Colorado River

August 15, 2013
Virgin River Management Plan Open House Sessions
The public is invited to participate in open house sessions where park and BLM staff will be available to provide information on the proposed plan, answer questions, and take comments.

August 01, 2013
Fire Restrictions to be Lifted in Color Country
Due to recent rainfall associated with the monsoon weather pattern and the subsequent reduction in the risk of wildfire, all fire restrictions currently in effect in Southwest Utah and Northwest Arizona have been lifted.

July 29, 2013
Virgin River Management Plan Open for Public Comment
The plan addresses management and protection of those river segments that were added to the National Wild and Scenic River System in 2009.

July 05, 2013
Interagency SAR Team Responds to Two Accidents in the Same Canyon over Three Days
The rescue was a success due to the resources and cooperation of all agencies involved.

June 28, 2013
Zion National Park to Increase Drunk Driving Enforcement over the Fourth of July Holiday Weekend
Zion National Park rangers wish for all visitors to have a safe and enjoyable July Fourth Holiday.

June 07, 2013
Free Lecture “Paving the Way to Zion” on Thursday, June 20 at the Canyon Community Center in Springdale
Join John Clark, artist and author of “Opening Zion,” as he uncovers the fascinating history of early tourism in Zion National Park

May 17, 2013
Clear Trap Prescribed Burn
Zion National Park Fire Management Officials plan to ignite the 654 acre Clear Trap Prescribed Fire (Rx) on Monday, May 20, 2013.

May 13, 2013
Free Lecture “Mormonism in the 19th-Century American Mind” on Thursday, May 16 at Zion Canyon Community Center
The lecture is free and open to the public.

May 13, 2013
Zion National Park Accepting 2014 Artist-in-Residence Applications
Four artists will be selected for two spring and two fall residency slots.

April 04, 2013
Zion NP, Cedar Breaks NM and Pipe Spring NM Tourism Creates Nearly $160 Million in Local Economic Benefit
A new National Park Service report shows that visitors to Zion National Park, Cedar Breaks National Monument, and Pipe Spring National Monument spent $159,975,000 in communities surrounding the parks.

April 04, 2013
Sore Mouth Disease Suspected in Bighorn Sheep Population
Sore Mouth Disease (also known as contagious ecthyma) is thought to be responsible for the illness observed among the bighorn sheep population at Zion National Park.

March 21, 2013
Shuttle System Resumes Operation in Zion National Park for 2013 Season
This marks the fourteenth year of operation for the shuttle system in Zion National Park and Springdale, Utah.

February 21, 2013
Zion National Park Announces Schedule of 2013 Climbing Closures
Climbing routes on cliffs used by nesting Peregrine Falcons in Zion National Park will be temporarily closed beginning March 1, 2013

January 18, 2013
Conviction for Operating a Commercial Business in Zion National Park
All commercial activities require a Commercial Use Authorization from Zion National Park

December 13, 2012
New Zion National Park Annual Pass Available
The 2013 Zion National Park Pass is now available and can be purchased as a gift ahead of the New Year.

November 09, 2012
Entrance Fees to Be Waived at Zion National Park for Veterans Day Weekend November 10 to 12
This weekend, Zion National Park Foundation is hosting “In the Footsteps of Thomas Moran” Plein Air Artist Invitational.

November 06, 2012
Zion National Park Announces its 2013 Artists-in-Residence
Current Artist-in-Residence Leads Talk at Zion Lodge Thursday Evening, November 8

November 02, 2012
In the Footsteps of Thomas Moran - Plein Air Art Invitational at Zion November 4 to November 12, 2012
Artists will be painting at several locations throughout the park

October 27, 2012
Climber Dies in Fall at Zion National Park
The second fatal accident in the park for 2012

October 26, 2012
Zion National Park Announces Late Fall Schedule
Weekend Shuttle Bus Service, Visitor Center Hours, and Guided Horseback Riding Updates

October 10, 2012
Rangers Rescue Two Overdue Canyoneers at Zion National Park
The successful conclusion to the search was in part because the hikers had obtained a backcountry hiking permit.

September 28, 2012
Celebrate National Public Lands Day with Fee Free Day at Zion National Park and Pipe Spring National Monument
In celebration of this event, both Zion National Park and Pipe Spring National Monument will waive entrance fees.

September 20, 2012
Canyoneering Fatality Victim at Zion National Park Identified
The person who died while canyoneering in The Subway has been identified.

September 19, 2012
Fatality in Zion National Park's Subway
A canyoneering fatality was located in The Subway in Zion National Park.

July 26, 2012
Hidden Canyon Trail Closed in Zion National Park
The Hidden Canyon Trail will remain closed until further notice.

July 24, 2012
Zion National Park Cabin Stabilization Project - Historic Preservation in Wilderness
This week Zion National Park is embarking on a unique project to stabilize two log cabins within its designated wilderness.

July 13, 2012
Parking Lot Reduced at the Middle Fork of Taylor Creek Trailhead in Zion National Park
If the fences do not achieve a reduction in overcrowding, other methods will be considered, such as creating a permitting system.

June 27, 2012
New Harmony Fire Closes Kolob Section of Zion National Park
The Kolob Scenic Drive and Visitor Center have been closed.

June 26, 2012
Zion National Park to Step Up Drunk Driving Enforcement over the Holiday Weekend
Expanded DUI checkpoints and increased road patrols

May 11, 2012
Clear Trap Prescribed Fire Cancelled
Zion National Park Superintendent Jock Whitworth announced that Park Fire Management Officials have decided to cancel the Clear Trap Prescribed Fire (Rx).

May 10, 2012
Zion National Park to Ignite Clear Trap Prescribed Burn
Zion National Park Superintendent Jock Whitworth announced that Park Fire Management Officials plan to ignite 654 acres of the Clear Trap Prescribed Burn Unit (Rx) on Saturday, May 12, 2012.

May 10, 2012
Zion-Mt Carmel Highway and Tunnel Honored
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) President, Andrew W. Herrmann and Zion National Park Superintendent Jock Whitworth will host a dedication ceremony designating the Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway and Tunnel as a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark

April 19, 2012
Clear Trap Prescribed Fire planned in Zion
Zion National Park Fire Management Officials plan to ignite the 654 acre Clear Trap Prescribed Fire (Rx) sometime during the week of April 23, 2012.

March 26, 2012
Citizen Receives Bravery Award for Saving Life on Angels Landing
A California man recently received an award for bravery for his actions in saving the life of a hiker in Zion.

March 20, 2012
Shuttle System Resumes Operation in Zion
The Zion National Park Transportation System will begin shuttle operations on Sunday, April 1, 2012 and provide daily service through Sunday, October 28, 2012.

March 01, 2012
Changes to Zion Wilderness Permit System
Zion has changed its wilderness permit system to allow visitors to reserve last minute slot canyon day use permits via an online reservation system.

February 24, 2012
Zion Announces Approval of the Irrigation System Upgrade Project
Zion National Park Superintendent Jock Whitworth announces the completion of the environmental analysis for the upgrade to one of the park irrigation systems

February 17, 2012
2012 Climbing Closures Announced
Climbing routes on cliffs used by nesting Peregrine Falcons in Zion National Park will be temporarily closed beginning March 1, 2012.

January 25, 2012
Zion National Park Announces Approval of Kolob Terrace Road Rehabilitation Project
This approval followed a 30-day public review of the environmental assessment (EA) that analyzed the impacts of the rehabilitation and resurfacing project.

January 18, 2012
Three New Comfort Stations for Watchman Campground
Zion National Park will begin construction of three new comfort stations in Watchman Campground on January 23, 2012.

December 14, 2011
Zion Winter Schedule 2011
Due to decreased visitation, some services will be reduced or ended for the winter season, announced Superintendent Jock Whitworth.

November 22, 2011
Zion National Park Seeks Public Comment on Irrigation System Upgrade Environmental Assessment
The proposed upgrade would decrease maintenance requirements for the open ditch system, decrease the use of culinary water for landscaping and increase the overall efficiency of the irrigation system.

November 03, 2011
Zion National Park Announces Voluntary Weekend Shuttle Service in November
The park will offer voluntary shuttle service to the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive on Saturdays and Sundays through November, with expanded service over the Thanksgiving holiday.

October 25, 2011
Zion National Park Seeks Public Comment on Wilderness
The park is exploring possible adjustments to the permitting procedures to improve visitor services and experiences.

September 21, 2011
Zion Celebrates National Public Lands Day
Efforts associated with this annual event contribute to the beauty and restoration of parks and other open spaces where the public hike, bike, climb, and explore.

September 21, 2011
Clear Trap Prescribed Fire Planned in Zion National Park
Zion National Park Fire Management Officials plan to ignite the 654 acre Clear Trap Prescribed Fire (Rx) sometime during the period of September 26 - October 15, 2011.

September 16, 2011
Zion Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Kolob Terrace Road Rehabilitation Project
The proposed project would correct deficiencies in road conditions and related safety concerns

September 02, 2011
Trails Reopened in Kolob Canyons Section of Zion National Park
All trails in the Kolob Canyons section of Zion National Park have been reopened for visitor use.

September 01, 2011
Trails in the Kolob Canyon Section of Zion National Closed Due to Wildfire
All trails in the Kolob Canyon section of Zion National Park have been closed due to threats from a wildfire in the area.

August 25, 2011
Zion National Park Increases Drunk Driving Enforcement
Zion National Park will join law enforcement agencies throughout the country to support Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, an intensive law enforcement campaign designed to combat impaired driving.

August 19, 2011
Road Work on the Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway
On August 22, the National Park Service will begin resurfacing a portion of the Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway in Zion National Park.

August 15, 2011
Zion National Park Seeks Comment on Proposed Irrigation
Zion National Park is seeking public input on a proposed plan to upgrade an irrigation system and diversion structure.

July 13, 2011
Zion Canyon Narrows Reopen for Visitor Use
The popular Zion Canyon Narrows (The Narrows) have reopened for visitor use to both day hikers and overnight campers.

June 26, 2011
Zion National Park to Increase Drunk Driving Enforcement over the Holiday Weekend
Park officials encourage those who choose to drink alcohol to drink in moderation and not drive.

June 15, 2011
Zion National Park Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Kolob Terrace Road Rehabilitation Project
The park is beginning an environmental assessment to evaluate the potential impacts from the proposed rehabilitation of the Kolob Terrace Road found within the park.

June 09, 2011
Zion National Park Announces Weekly Drop-in Volunteer Program
Volunteerism is a wonderful way to help preserve Zion National Park while sharing an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

May 11, 2011
Zion National Park Accepting Artist-in-Residence Applications for 2011-2012
Applications for the program are will be accepted through July 22, 2011.

May 11, 2011
Zion Canyon Prescribed Fires 2011
Zion National Park will be implementing a series of four small prescribed fires totaling 50 acres this spring in Zion Canyon.

April 26, 2011
Zion National Park Announces Road Construction
Although delays of up to 30 minutes may affect travel between Zion Canyon and U.S. Highway 89, road closures are not expected and all visitor facilities within the park will remain open.

April 21, 2011
Upper Portion of The Subway Route in Zion National Park Temporarily Closed
The upper portion of the Left Fork of North Creek (The Subway) route is currently closed until further notice due to a public safety stand down.

April 20, 2011
Missing Hikers Found in Zion National Park
Two hikers that were listed as missing in Zion National park have been found.

April 19, 2011
Search Continues for Missing Hikers in Zion National Park
Zion National Park is currently conducting a search for two missing hikers the Subway.

April 14, 2011
Zion National Park Celebrates National Park Week
Zion National Park will join other national parks throughout the country in celebrating National Park Week from Saturday, April 16 to Sunday, April 24.

March 24, 2011
Zion Shuttle Service Resumes For 2011
The Zion National Park Transportation System will begin shuttle operations on Friday, April 1, 2011 and provide daily service through October 30, 2011.

March 03, 2011
Zion Visitor Facilities Reopening for 2011
Superintendent Jock Whitworth has announced the reopening of visitor facilities in Zion National Park for 2011.

February 15, 2011
2011 Cliff Climbing Closures
Climbing routes on cliffs used by nesting Peregrine Falcons at Zion National Park will be temporarily closed beginning March 1, 2011.

February 09, 2011
2011 Artist-in-Residence
The National Park Service welcomes sculptor David Purcell as the new Artist-in-Residence at Zion National Park.

January 31, 2011
New Comfort Stations for Watchman Campground
Zion National Park will begin the construction of two new comfort stations in Loops A and B of Watchman Campground on January 30, 2011.

January 13, 2011
Historic Cable Mountain Draw Works Stabilization Project Completed
Superintendent Jock Whitworth is pleased to announce the completion of a project to stabilize the historic Cable Mountain Draw Works in Zion National Park.

January 11, 2011
Temporary Closure of Kolob Canyons Visitor Center
The Kolob Canyons Visitor Center will be temporarily closed for approximately two weeks while the building undergoes reconstruction.

December 31, 2010
Tour Operator Pleads Guilty to Operating Without a Permit in Zion National Park
Activities would have been legal had the appropriate commercial use authorization been obtained.

December 24, 2010
Zion-Mount Carmel Highway in Zion National Park Reopens
The section of the Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway in Zion National Park damaged in the recent storm has been repaired and reopened

December 23, 2010
Zion Canyon Reopens
The Zion Canyon section of Zion National Park reopened to the public on Thursday morning.

December 22, 2010
Zion National Park Closure Update
The Zion Canyon Visitor Center will reopen at noon on Wednesday, December 22, to provide information to visitors. However, the park will remain closed pending an anticipated crest in the river in the late afternoon or early evening.

December 21, 2010
Zion National Park Closed Until Further Notice
The park will be closed until the river level begins to drop and damage can be assessed.

December 20, 2010
East Side Road Closure in Zion
A section of the Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway within Zion National Park is temporarily closed due to a washout from the recent heavy rains.

November 24, 2010
Five Hour Road Closure in Zion National Park
The project will occur on November 29 unless the weather prohibits it.

November 19, 2010
Kolob Canyons Visitor Center to be Closed Thanksgiving Day
The Zion Canyon Visitor Center will be open on Thanksgiving Day.

November 05, 2010
Fee Free Day for Veterans
This year Veteran's Day will again be celebrated as a fee-free day for all park visitors at National Park Service sites across the country.

October 29, 2010
Voluntary Weekend Zion Shuttle Bus Service Available in November
Shuttle service with extended hours and faster service will also be offered on Thanksgiving Day

October 26, 2010
Night Road Closures in Zion National Park to End October 29
Residents and travelers should expect short traffic delays over the next few weeks as crews complete the finishing touches on roadway.

October 21, 2010
Enhanced DUI Enforcement at Zion this Halloween
Zion law enforcement rangers remind everyone to remain safe and sober while driving at this time of year.

October 20, 2010
Zion National Park Begins River Management Planning
Currently in the scoping phase of the planning process, the National Park Service is asking the public to identify issues and opportunities that should be addressed in the plan.

October 13, 2010
Two Extra Nights Added to Zion Construction Schedule
The Friday nights of October 15 and October 22 will be added to the usual Sunday through Thursday night schedule for the Zion-Mt. Carmel Reconstruction Project.

October 13, 2010
Angels Landing Closures Extended Due to Weather Delays
Trail improvement work will be done Monday, October 18 through Thursday, October 21.

October 06, 2010
Earlier Road Closure in Zion National Park Rescheduled
The scheduled early closure of the Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway within Zion National Park on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 has been postponed one day due to weather.

September 30, 2010
Earlier Road Closure in Zion National Park on October 6
The Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway will close at 4 p.m. instead of 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 6, 2010.

September 29, 2010
Zion National Park to Reinstate Tunnel Fees
Starting Monday, October 4, 2010 Zion national Park will reinstate the special use fee for large vehicles to travel through the Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel.

September 24, 2010
Zion Announces Completion of Climate Friendly Project
A photovoltaic electrical generating system has been installed at park Headquarters

September 22, 2010
Zion National Park Waives Entrance Fees for National Public Lands Day
National Public Lands day is on Saturday September 25, 2010

September 22, 2010
Zion Announces Approval of the Soundscape Management Plan
The purpose of the Soundscape Management Plan is to protect and improve the soundscape at Zion National Park.

September 16, 2010
Zion National Park Seeking Volunteers for Public Lands Day Projects
Public Lands Day is on Saturday, September 25, 2010.

September 14, 2010
Zion Volunteer Opportunity
This opportunity will allow visitors and local residents a chance to take an active role in preserving their national park.

September 14, 2010
Zion Announces Campground Improvement Project
Start of a project to rehabilitate campsites and improve utilities in Watchman Campground

September 08, 2010
Angels Landing Hiking Route to Close for Repairs
Angels Landing hiking route and all climbing routes on that rock formation will close for several days starting in mid-September.

September 03, 2010
Zion Announces Enhanced Labor Day DUI Enforcement
Zion National Park today announced the continuation of an intensive and sustained crackdown on all who drive drunk in the park."

August 31, 2010
Subway Fire in Zion National Park
A wildland fire is currently burning in Zion National Park.

August 12, 2010
Zion Superintendent Temporarily Waives Tunnel Fees
Zion will temporarily waive the special use fee for oversize vehicles to travel through the Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel.

August 09, 2010
Zion Soundscape Management Plan Available for Review
The Zion National Park Soundscape Management Plan (SMP) and Environmental Assessment (EA) is available for a 30-day public review and comment period.

August 03, 2010
Fee Free Weekend at Zion National Park
Entrance fees to Zion National Park will be waived on Saturday and Sunday, August14 and 15.

July 22, 2010
Body of Missing Hiker Found in Zion National Park
Searchers found the body of a missing hiker in Zion National Park at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 22.

May 24, 2010
2010 Zion Canyon Prescribed Fires
Zion National Park will be implementing a series of small, 3-20 acre prescribed burns this spring in Zion Canyon.

May 04, 2010
Falling Victim Identified
The victim of a fall from Scout Lookout in Zion National Park has been identified.

April 28, 2010
Bodies Found in Zion Identified
The two men whose bodies were located in Zion National Park on Monday, April 26, 2010 have been identified.

April 28, 2010
Fatality in Zion National Park
Zion National Park received a report on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at approximately 4:20 p.m. that a woman fell from Scout Lookout. 

April 27, 2010
Searchers Find Second Body in Zion National Park
The body of a second man was found at approximately 1:40 p.m. on Monday April 26, 2010.

April 26, 2010
Body Found in Zion National Park
The body of a male was found in the North Fork of the Virgin River near the Gateway to the Zion Narrows at approximately 9 a.m. on Monday, April 26, 2010.

April 14, 2010
2010 East Entrance Prescribed Fire
Zion National Park plans to start ignition of the remaining 240 acres of the East Entrance Prescribed Fire during the period of April 16 - 20, 2010.

April 09, 2010
Zion Will Waive Entrance Fees During National Park Week
National Park Week runs from April 17 through April 25.

April 07, 2010
Temporary Restrictions on Permits for East Zion Canyons
Zion Mt-Carmel Highway Road Construction beginning in mid-May will temporarily close popular canyoneering routes on east side of Zion.

April 07, 2010
Zion National Park Selects April Artist for Artist-in-Residence Program
Artist and educator Mark Graham chosen for April 2010 session.

March 31, 2010
Zion National Park Announces Road Project
Major roadwork will occur in Zion National Park from approximately mid-May to October, 2010.

March 30, 2010
Zion Shuttle System Resumes Operation for 2010
The Zion Canyon Transportation (Shuttle) System will resume operation on Thursday, April 1, 2010.

March 17, 2010
Zion National Park Announces Art Exhibition
Seven landscape paintings by famous artist Jim Jones will be on display.

March 08, 2010
Zion National Park Begins Soundscape Planning
According to Zion National Park Superintendent Jock Whitworth, the park is beginning a Soundscape Management Planning and Environmental Assessment Process.

March 05, 2010
Zion National Park Announces Reopening of Visitor Services
Human History Museum opens on Saturday March 6th.

February 25, 2010
2010 Basic Search and Rescue
Basic Search and Rescue Training class offered April 19-23, 2010 in Moab, Utah.

February 23, 2010
Zion National Park Hosts Successful Wilderness Work Day
On Friday, February 19, over 40 volunteers and members of the Zion National Park staff participated in a Wilderness Work Day. 

February 17, 2010
2010 Cliff Climbing Closures
Climbing routes on cliffs used by nesting peregrine falcons at Zion National Park will be temporarily closed on March 1, 2010.

February 08, 2010
Zion Centennial Coin Onboard Space Shuttle Endeavor
Superintendent Jock Whitworth has announced that a Zion National Park Centennial coin is onboard space shuttle Endeavor on its flight to the International Space Station.

February 04, 2010
Zion National Park Selects Artist for Artist-in-Residence Program
Zion National Park is pleased to announce the selection of Dennis Farris as the Artist-in-Residence for the February 2010 session.

February 03, 2010
Zion National Park Received Record Visitation in 2009
Zion National Park received a record number of visitors in 2009. Recorded visitation was 2,735,401, representing a 1.7 percent increase over 2008, the previous record year.

January 28, 2010
Zion National Park Announces Wilderness Work Day
A free BBQ is planned later that day at the Nature Center.

December 20, 2009
2009 Holiday Schedule for Zion National Park
Zion National Park will be open every day during the holiday season, including Christmas and New Years Days.

December 01, 2009
Zion National Park Looking for Birders to Participate in 2009 National Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count
Zion National Park is looking for volunteer birders to participate in the annual Christmas Bird Count to be held on Saturday, December 19, 2009. 

November 30, 2009
Zion National Park Installs Entrance Station Photovoltaics
Zion National Park recently installed solar photovoltaic systems at the park’s South and East Entrance Stations.

November 30, 2009
Woman Falls from Angels Landing in Zion National Park
Tammy Grunig, 50, of Pocatello, ID and St. George, UT fell to her death in Zion National Park on Friday, November 27, 2009.

November 06, 2009
Entrance Fee Waiver on Veterans Day, November 11
All National Park Service sites across the country, including Zion National Park, will offer free visitor admission in honor of U.S. veterans, active members of the U.S. armed forces and their families on Wednesday, November 11, 2009.

October 28, 2009
Zion National Park Artist-in-Residence Program Application Deadline Extended
All application material must be post marked by November 7, 2009

October 27, 2009
Zion National Park to Offer Weekend Shuttle Bus Service in November
Visitors are encouraged to park at the Zion Canyon Visitor Center and board a free shuttle bus

October 19, 2009
Ultralight Plane Crash Survivors Evacuated from Zion National Park
On Saturday, October 17, an ultralight plane carrying two people crashed in Zion National Park. 

October 10, 2009
Zion Tunnel Oversize Vehicle Escort Hours to Change
Effective Tuesday, October 13 through October 24. 

September 30, 2009
Zion National Park to Conduct Pocket Mesa Prescribed Fire
Zion National Park plans to start ignition of the 2,800 acre Pocket Mesa Prescribed Fire (Rx) sometime during the week of October 4th, 2009. 

September 24, 2009
Prescribed Fire Planned at Lava Point
According to Superintendent Jock Whitworth, Zion National Park plans to start ignition of a 150 acre prescribed fire at Lava Point during the week of September 27th, 2009. 

September 18, 2009
Weeping Rock Trail Reopened
Rockfall had closed popular trail.

September 18, 2009
Zion National Park Celebrates National Public Lands Day
Join Zion National Park on September 26 for a Day of Service and Celebration

September 18, 2009
Zion Waives Entrance Fees for National Public Lands Day
Saturday September 26, 2009

September 14, 2009
Canyon Overlook Trail Parking Lot to Reopen
The parking area had been closed to evaluate the effects the closure would have eliminating serious safety concerns for visitors and staff at this congested area. 

September 08, 2009
Zion National Park Announces Limited Trail Closures and Road Delays for Aerial Herbicide Spraying and Seeding Project
The park will begin aerial application of herbicide and seeding and on approximately 4,600 acres of the 2006 Kolob Fire burned area starting on September 14, 2009.  

September 04, 2009
Zion Announces Approval of Zion-Mount Carmel Highway Rehabilitation Project
Project will rehabilitate, restore and resurface approximately 9 miles of road from Canyon Junction to the East Entrance.

September 03, 2009
Rockslide Closes Weeping Rock Trail
Trail will remain closed indefinitely. 

September 01, 2009
Conviction for Illegal Guiding in Zion National Park
Dennis Fisher of Spanish Fork, UT pled guilty on August 17, to conducting an illegal guiding service within the boundaries of the park. 

August 28, 2009
Canyon Overlook Parking Area Closure Extended Two Weeks
Superintendent Jock Whitworth has announced that the temporary closure of the Canyon Overlook parking lot which began August 3, 2009 will be extended through September 13, 2009.

August 28, 2009
Angels Landing Trail to be Temporarily Closed on September 1
Superintendent Jock Whitworth has announced that Angels Landing Trail in Zion National Park will be temporarily closed on Tuesday, September 1 from 6 AM to Noon.

August 24, 2009
Zion Tunnel to Close for Three Hours
Zion Tunnel also closed on August 25, 2009 from 6:30 am to 8 am for maintenance.

August 24, 2009
Road Work in the Zion Tunnel
Zion Tunnel also closed from 5 pm to 8pm on Wednesday, August 26, 2009 for Centennial Tunnel Walk (registration full).

August 02, 2009
Cliff Fire in Zion National Park Fully Contained
Firefighters have fully contained the Cliff Fire that has been burning in Zion National Park and adjoining Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands.

July 30, 2009
Cliff Fire Update
A wildfire that moved into the park on Wednesday, July 29 has forced the closure of the Kolob Canyons District of Zion National Park.

July 29, 2009
Wildfire Forces Closure of Kolob Canyons
A fast moving wildfire has forced the closure of the Kolob Canyons area of Zion National Park.

July 24, 2009
Zion National Park Celebrates 100 Years
A Century of Sanctuary

July 24, 2009
Canyon Overlook Parking Lot to Temporarily Close
Parking for Spry and Pine Creek canyoneering areas to be limited as well

July 08, 2009
Wildfire Burning in Zion National Park
A wildland fire is currently burning in the northern portion of Zion National Park.

June 15, 2009
Zion National Park to Offer Three Fee-Free Weekends
Zion National Park will be offering free entry into the park on the weekends of June 20-21, July 18-19, and August 15-16, 2009. 

June 11, 2009
Zion National Park Closes Some Climbing Routes
The "Practice Cliffs" closure will take effect June 22, 2009.

June 11, 2009
Employee Reunion Planned For Zion National Park
Registration Deadline is September 18, 2009.

June 11, 2009
Zion National Park License Plate Available
The Zion license plate provides an opportunity for Utah residents to show their pride and support for Utah’s most visited national park. 

May 24, 2009
Middle Echo Canyon Temporarily Closed to Canyoneering
Officials at Zion National Park have temporarily closed Middle Echo Canyon to recreational use due to recent incidents in which canyoneers have become stranded and required the assistance of park rangers to get them out. 

May 20, 2009
Wilderness Designated in Zion National Park
On March 30, 2009, President Barack Obama signed into law the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 which designated 124,406 acres as wilderness within Zion National Park.

May 08, 2009
Zion Narrows to Reopen to Whitewater Kayaking
If additional groups encounter significant difficulties, the Narrows will be closed for the remainder of the spring kayaking season and the park will re-consider how the activity is managed.

May 08, 2009
Prescribed Fires Planned in Zion Canyon
Zion National Park will be implementing a series of small prescribed burns this spring in Zion Canyon. The first of these burns is planned in the vicinity of the Zion Lodge in Zion Canyon on or after May 11th. 

April 27, 2009
Zion Narrows Temporarily Closed to Whitewater Boating
Over the weekend of April 25th and 26th, 2009, Zion National Park rangers performed multiple boating rescues from the Zion Narrows and associated canyons.

April 21, 2009
Zion National Park Centennial Fun Run Completed
Three hundred and twenty-five runners and walkers helped Zion National Park celebrate its Centennial by participating in the Centennial 10K Fun Run on Saturday, April 18

April 20, 2009
Zion National Park Opens Thomas Moran Exhibit
In July of 1873, Moran visited Zion Canyon while traveling with an expedition led by John Wesley Powell.

April 02, 2009
East Entrance Prescribed Fire Planned in Zion National Park
Zion National Park plans to start ignition of the 300-acre East Entrance Prescribed Fire (Rx) sometime during the week of April 6, 2009.  

March 27, 2009
On April 4th Shuttle System Resumes Operation in Zion National Park
The resumption of the Zion Canyon Transportation (Shuttle) System signals the start of the 2009 visitor season in Zion National Park

March 17, 2009
Zion National Park Human History Museum Hosts SUU Exhibit
Zion National Park and Southern Utah University faculty and students created and designed an exhibit to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Zion National Park.

February 27, 2009
Falling Fatality Victim at Zion National Park Identified
The person who fell to his death from Canyon Overlook in Zion National Park has been identified as Dave Brigham, 48, of Sussex, New Jersey. 

February 26, 2009
Body Found Beneath Canyon Overlook in Zion National Park
Investigation continues.

February 18, 2009
Zion National Park Announces 2009 Schedule of Climbing Closures
This year, Zion National Park will continue to keep popular climbing routes on cliffs used by nesting peregrine falcons open one month longer than in the past.

January 07, 2009
Zion National Park Raises Use Limits in Spry Canyon
Zion National Park Superintendent Jock Whitworth announced today that the number of visitors permitted to travel through the Spry Canyon canyoneering route will be increased by over 50% per day for the 2009 season. 

December 27, 2008
2009 Basic Technical Training Announcement
No abstract supplied.

December 24, 2008
Off Road Snowmobile Use Prohibited in Zion National Park
Zion National Park Superintendent Jock Whitworth would like to remind park visitors that the off road use of snowmobiles in the park is strictly prohibited. 

December 19, 2008
2008 Holiday Schedule for Zion National Park
Zion National Park will be open every day during the holiday season, including Christmas and New Years Days. 

December 09, 2008
Zion National Park Accepting Applications for Spring Artist in Residence Program
Zion National Park is currently accepting applications for the Spring Artist in Residence Program. 

December 09, 2008
Zion National Park Looking for Birders to Participate in National Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count
Zion National Park is looking for volunteer birders to participate in the annual Christmas Bird Count to be held on Saturday, December 20, 2008. 

December 01, 2008
Name Released of Falling Fatality Victim in Zion National Park
Craig Forster, 55, of Salt Lake City, Utah, fell to his death while hiking in Zion National Park on Friday, November 28, 2008.

November 29, 2008
Falling Fatality in Zion National Park
A 55 year old male fell to his death while hiking in Zion National Park on Friday, November 28, 2008.

November 10, 2008
Park Begins Environmental Assessment for Zion Mt Carmel Highway
Zion National Park is beginning an environmental assessment (EA) to evaluate the potential impacts from the proposed rehabilitation of the Zion Mt. Carmel Highway within the park.

November 05, 2008
US Veterans to be Admitted Free to Zion National Park on November 11
U.S. Veterans to be Admitted Free-of-Charge to Zion National Park on Veterans Day, November 11

October 27, 2008
Three Finger Mesa Prescribed Fire Update
Three Finger Mesa Prescribed Fire Update

October 22, 2008
Zion National Park to Offer November Shuttle Bus Service
Zion National Park to Offer November Shuttle Bus Service

October 18, 2008
Climbing Fatality on Touchstone Route in Zion National Park
First fatality in the park in 2008,

October 02, 2008
Three Finger Mesa Prescribed Fire Planned in Zion National Park
According to Superintendent Jock Whitworth, Zion National Park plans to start ignition of the 2,100 acre Three Finger Mesa Prescribed Fire during the week of October 6th, 2008.  

September 19, 2008
Zion Announces Fee Free Days
Zion Waives Entrance Fees September 27 and 28, 2008 in recognition of National Public Lands Day and Newly Naturalized Citizens   

September 12, 2008
Zion National Park Announces Employee Reunion
Zion National Park Announces Employee Reunion

August 10, 2008
Wildland Fire Burning in Kolob Canyons Area of Zion National Park
Wildland Fire Burning in Kolob Canyons Area of Zion National Park

July 31, 2008
Injured Hiker Rescued from Pine Creek Canyon
An injured hiker was rescued from Pine Creek Canyon in Zion National Park on Thursday evening, July 30, 2008.

July 16, 2008
Xanterra Awarded Zion National Park Concessions Contract
New ten-year contract that begins January 1, 2009.

July 01, 2008
Three Rescues at Zion National Park
Incidents illustrate some of the common situations leading to rescues in Zion’s backcountry.  

June 25, 2008
Fire Restrictions in Zion National Park
Fire Restrictions in Zion National Park

June 13, 2008
Do Your Part for Parks
National Park Service Launches “Do Your Part for Parks” Website

June 10, 2008
Constructing a VIP Protection Plan
Constructing a VIP Protection Plan

June 09, 2008
Red Roads Return to Zion Canyon
Red Roads Return to Zion Canyon

May 23, 2008
Three Finger Mesa Prescribed Fire
Three Finger Mesa Prescribed Fire

May 09, 2008
Series of Prescribed Fires Planned in Zion Canyon
Exact dates of burns depends on weather conditions

April 30, 2008
Utah Prehistory Week Events Scheduled for Zion National Park
Utah Prehistory Week Events Scheduled for Zion National Park

April 29, 2008
East Mesa Prescribed Fire Planned in Zion
East Mesa Prescribed Fire Planned in Zion

February 21, 2008
Zion National Park Announces Schedule of Climbing Closures
Zion National Park Announces Schedule of Climbing Closures

January 02, 2008
Zion National Park Completes Backcountry Management Plan
Zion National Park Completes Backcountry Management Plan

December 26, 2007
2008 NPS Servicewide Technical Rescue Training
2008 Servicewide Basic Technical Rescue Training

December 20, 2007
Holiday Schedule for Zion National Park
Holiday Schedule for Zion National Park

December 03, 2007
Zion National Park Looking for Volunteers to Participate in National Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count
Zion National Park Looking for Volunteers to Participate in National Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count

November 27, 2007
Zion National Park Announces Completion of Backcountry Management Plan
The Backcountry Management Plan provides direction for the National Park Service to manage over 145,000 acres of backcountry within Zion.

November 01, 2007
Veterans to be Admitted Free of Charge to Zion National Park
U.S. Veterans to be Admitted Free-of-Charge to Zion National Park on Veterans Day, November 11

October 30, 2007
Training Opportunity
Training opportunity

October 26, 2007
Zion National Park to Test Voluntary Shuttle Bus Service
Zion National Park to Test Voluntary Shuttle Bus Service

October 26, 2007
Fall Schedule at Zion National Park
Fall Schedule at Zion National Park

October 23, 2007
Zion National Park Announces Limited Backcountry Closures
Limited Backcountry closures

October 19, 2007
Roadwork at Zion National Park
Scheduled for Highway 9 at the east side of the Zion Mt. Carmel Tunnel on October 23

October 11, 2007
Zion National Park to Begin Post-Fire Rehabilitation
Portions of Zion Backcountry will be closed during will be closed during project.

October 09, 2007
Last Day for Free Firewood at Lava Point Wednesday October 10
Zion National Park thanks the public

October 09, 2007
Pine Valley Peak Prescribed Fire in Zion to Continue
Thursday, October 11, 2007

October 01, 2007
Pine Valley Peak Prescribed Fire in Zion Rescheduled for Today
Originally scheduled for last week

September 27, 2007
Zion National Park to Issue Free Firewood Permits for Lava Point 
Zion National Park to Issue Free Firewood Permits for Lava Point  

September 26, 2007
West Rim Trail in Zion National Park to be Temporarily Closed for Maintenance Beginning October 1
West Rim Trail in Zion National Park to be Temporarily Closed for Maintenance Beginning October 1

September 25, 2007
Fee Free Day in Zion National Park
Fee Free Day in Zion National Park

September 20, 2007
Prescribed Fire Planned in Zion National Park
Prescribed fire Planned in Zion National Park

September 04, 2007
Zion National Park Asks for Comments on an Environmental Assessment
Proposed aerial application of herbicide

September 01, 2007
Zion National Park Backcountry Trails Reopened
Visitors should be aware that recent fires have increased the potential of flash floods

August 23, 2007
Zion Centennial Challenge
Centennial Proposals Eligible for Matching Funds

August 10, 2007
Dakota Hill Fire Shows Some Activity
Local Fire Personnel Monitoring Area

August 09, 2007
Zion National Park Begins an Environmental Assessment
Dakota Fire Environmental Assessment

July 31, 2007
The Narrows Reopened in Zion National Park
Zion National Park Reopens The Narrows

July 23, 2007
Portions of Zion Backcountry Reopened
Zion Opens Portions of Backcountry

July 19, 2007
Wildland Fires in Zion Continue to Grow
Wildfires Continue to Grow in Zion

July 18, 2007
Zion Closes Backcountry Due to Wildland Fires
Zion Closes Backcountry Due to Wildfires

July 17, 2007
Wildfires in Zion National Park
Lightning ignites several fires in Zion

July 17, 2007
Zion Fire Update 7-17-07
Update on wildland fires in Zion

July 14, 2007
Zion National Park - A Call For Artist Entries
Zion National Park - A Century of Sanctuary Art Competition and Traveling Exhibit

July 12, 2007
The Big Green Bus Visits Zion National Park
Zion National Park continues to be a "Green Park"

July 09, 2007
Trail Work Scheduled for the West Rim Trail in Zion National Park
Work Begins July 17, 2007

July 02, 2007
Injured Hiker Rescued From the Subway
Injured Hiker Rescued From the Subway

June 29, 2007
Comment Period for Zion Backcountry Management Plan and Environmental Assessment Extended
Comment Period for Zion Backcountry Management Plan and Environmental Assessment Extended

June 22, 2007
Fire Restrictions to be Implemented in Zion
Fire Restrictions to be Implemented in Zion

June 10, 2007
Falling Fatality from Angels Landing in Zion National Park
Second Fatality in Park During Past Week

June 08, 2007
Zion National Park Foundation Donates Historic Painting to Zion National Park
Zion National Park Foundation Donates Historic Painting to Zion National Park

June 05, 2007
Canyoneering Fatality in Zion National Park
Canyoneering Fatality in Zion National Park

May 16, 2007
Zion National Park Backcountry Plan and Environmental Plan Available for Review
Zion National Park Backcountry Management Plan and Environmental Assessment Available for Review

May 11, 2007
Prescribed Burn Planned in Zion National Park
Prescribed Burn Planned for Zion National Park

May 05, 2007
Zion National Park Proposes A Change To Fees For Motorcycles in 2008
Zion National Park Proposes A Change To Fees For Motorcycles in 2008.

March 30, 2007
Shuttle System Resumes Operation in Zion National Park
Shuttle System Resumes Operation in Zion National Park

March 19, 2007
National Park Service Hosts Listening Session on $3 Billion National Park Centennial Initiative
National Park Service Hosts Listening Session on $3 Billion National Park Centennial Initiative

February 21, 2007
Zion Climbing Closures
Zion National Park Announces Climbing Closures

 

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