Fire restrictions prohibiting campfires and charcoal fires in Watchman and South Campgrounds are in effect. More »
Monday to Thursday through 9/18: The East Rim Trail from Weeping Rock to Echo Canyon, including Hidden Canyon, is closed.
The Hidden Canyon Trail is closed through 9/18. More »
Prescribed Fires Planned in Zion Canyon
Contact: David Eaker, 435-7811
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 11. The exact dates of the burns will depend on predicted weather conditions and current fuel conditions. The primary objectives of these burns are to reduce the amount of exotic vegetation and their associated fire hazard, thus providing safety to park visitors, staff and park infrastructure, while simultaneously restoring native perennial grasses. These fires will only be ignited if favorable weather conditions exist and required firefighting personnel are available. Short-term impacts from these prescribed burns may include short-term smoky conditions and temporary traffic control measures in the vicinity of the burn units. There are no trail or road closures associated with these burns.
Did You Know?
The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) had three camps in Zion National Park in the 1930's. Much of their work can be seen today. More...