The 6-mile Zion Canyon Scenic Drive is currently open
to private vehicles. Mandatory shuttle service will resume
April 1, 2014. Shuttle Schedule
Weather changes quickly in the desert. From November through May, snow is possible at all elevations in the park. Day and night temperatures can differ by over 30 degrees Fahrenheit, so consider dressing in layers. Check the weather forecast and know what to expect before your trip on the Weather and Climate page, or find out what it looks like now on the park webcam.
River ConditionsAlways check the weather and river flow before you head into a narrow canyon - flash floods are always possible.
Flow Rate of the Virgin River
River Temperature: 41 degrees Fahrenheit on 3/1/13
Trails in Zion Canyon are clear of snow and ice. Ice and slush remain in some shady areas, such as Hidden and Echo Canyons. Snow and mud is present in the higher elevations of the park. Traction devices are recommended.
A portion of the Pa'rus Trail is closed for construction 0.8 miles north of the Zion Canyon Visitor Center and 0.4 miles south of Canyon Junction. It is scheduled to reopen this spring.
Road ConditionsFrom 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: 3/3/14: This road is clear and dry to the reservoir but does have occasional small patches of snow. The Lava Point Road has 2-3 inches of snow and is very muddy, it remains closed. In winter, the Kolob Terrace Road beyond Maloney Hill (two mile north of the Hop Valley Trailhead) is not plowed.
North Fork Road: 12/30/13: From the beginning of the road to 0.4 miles, the road is extremely muddy with many patches of snow. Beyond 0.4 miles, chains and 4WD is strongly recommended, and expect to encounter more snow.
East Mesa/Stave Spring Road: 12/30/13: Extremely muddy, with more ice and snow patches than the North Fork Road. Chains and 4WD are strongly recommended.
Did You Know?
The Zion National Park webcam shows the famous Temples and Towers of the Virgin as seen from park headquarters. More...