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Current Conditions

Zion Canyon Visitor Center

Zion National Park is Open

Zion National Park is open all year. Facility hours and the shuttle schedule change throughout the year.

Shuttle bus in Zion Canyon
Shuttle System

The 6-mile Zion Canyon Scenic Drive is open to private vehicles for the winter season. Shuttle service will resume on March 15, 2015. Shuttle Schedule
Rainbows over the East Temple.
Weather Conditions

In fall, the heat of the summer gives way to cooler temperatures and drier weather, making it an ideal time to visit Zion National Park. Day and night temperatures can differ by over 30°F/17°C. Consider dressing in layers to prepare for changes in temperature. Check the weather forecast and know what to expect on the Weather and Climate page, or find out what it looks like now on the park webcam.

The Virgin River

River Conditions

Flow Rate of the Virgin River

The Narrows closes when the flow rate is over 150 cubic feet per second (CFS), or during spring snowmelt. The Narrows also closes when a Flash Flood Warning is issued by the National Weather Service, and remains closed for two hours after the warning is lifted. Check the weather before you head into a narrow canyon. Flash floods are always possible.

News Release

Latest News

Visit the News Release page for up-to-date park news. Connect with Zion through our social media sites on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Flickr.

The West Rim Trail.

Trail Conditions

Expect dry conditions on all trails until a rain event. Rain may cause some trails to become muddy for 3-5 days afterward.

Wilderness Trail Conditions

Snow on the Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway.
Road Conditions
From November to May, road conditions in the park will be updated here. In addition to this page, you can also find updated road conditions on Twitter. For Utah road conditions, call 866-511-8824, or if you are in Utah, dial
5-1-1 on your cell phone.

Zion Canyon Scenic Drive: Open and clear.

Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway: Open and clear. Large Vehicle Information

Kolob Canyons Road:
Open and clear. In winter, the Kolob Canyons Road closes frequently during inclement weather.

Kolob Terrace Road: 12/20/14: The Kolob Terrace Road at Hop Valley has 3 inches of snow on the ground. Snow starts to stick at Hop Valley to the base of Maloney Hill. Snow is patchy and icy, but passable to all vehicles. Maloney Hill to Lava Point Road is snow-packed and four-wheel drive or chains are strongly recommended. Lava Point Road remains closed with 6 inches of snow on the ground.

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