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    National Park Utah

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
Winter Pa'rus Trail
Weather Conditions

Winters in Zion National Park are cold and often wet. Temperatures can range from highs of 50-60°F during the day to lows well below freezing at night. Nearly half of the annual precipitation in Zion Canyon falls between the months of December and March. 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

3/2/15: Snow and ice possible in shaded areas and in higher elevations.

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: 3/2/15: Open and Clear.

Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway: 3/2/15: Several inches of snow accumulating east of the tunnel. Large Vehicle Information

Kolob Canyons Road: 3/2/15: Kolob Canyons Road and Visitor Center are closed due to snow and ice. In winter, the Kolob Canyons Road closes frequently during inclement weather.

Kolob Terrace Road: 3/1/15: The road is clear and passable to 2WD vehicles to Hop Valley. From Hop Valley to the base of Maloney Hill, there is patchy snow and 4WD is recommended. From the base of Maloney Hill to the mouth of Black Canyon, the road is snow covered, icy and slick - 4WD or chains is strongly recommended. The road is closed to motor vehicles except snowmobiles at Black Canyon.

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