The 6-mile Zion Canyon Scenic Drive is currently open to private vehicles Monday through Friday only. Shuttles are mandatory on weekends in November, as well as Thursday, November 28 (Thanksgiving Day) and Friday, November 29. Shuttles will not run on Sunday, December 1. 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: 44 degrees Fahrenheit on 11/16/13
All trails in Zion National Park are open.
From November through May, snow and ice are possible at all elevations in the park.
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, but slick and icy in some areas.
Mandatory shuttle service will resume on April 1, 2014. Shuttle Schedule
Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway: Open, but slick and icy in some areas. Large Vehicle Information
Kolob Canyons Road: 12/4/13: Open, but slick and icy in spots. There are several inches of snow on the ground. In winter, the Kolob Canyons Road closes frequently during inclement weather.
Kolob Terrace Road: 12/4/13: Road becomes fully covered with snow and ice near Hop Valley. From there to the base of Maloney Hill, there are three inches of snow. At Black Canyon, there are four inches of snow. From Black Canyon to the Lava Point Road junction, there are six inches of snow. Travel is not recommended. If attempted, 4WD and/or chains required. Travel is at your own risk with little cell coverage. Be prepared to spend the night in sub-zero temperatures. The West Rim Road remains closed. In winter, the Kolob Terrace Road beyond Maloney Hill (two mile north of the Hop Valley Trailhead) is not plowed.
Did You Know?
Kolob Arch, located deep in the backcountry of Zion National Park, is one of the largest freestanding arches in the world. More...