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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
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

1/12/15: All trails are open, but may have patches of snow and ice in shady spots and on north-facing slopes.

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: 1/20/15: Clear and dry.

Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway:
1/20/15: Clear and dry. Large Vehicle Information

Kolob Canyons Road: 1/20/15: Open. Some icy spots in shaded areas, but mostly clear and dry. In winter, the Kolob Canyons Road closes frequently during inclement weather.

Kolob Terrace Road: As of 1/24/2015 the Kolob Terrace Road was clear and passable for 2-wheel drive vehicles to the Wildcat Canyon Trailhead. From the Wildcat Canyon Trailhead to Kolob Reservoir there are short patches of ice and snow. 4-wheel drive is recommended. The Lava Point Road remains closed.

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