The 6-mile Zion Canyon Scenic Drive is accessible by shuttle bus only through October 26, and also on weekends in November. Shuttle Schedule
In summer, temperatures in Zion Canyon often exceed 100°F/38°C. Zion experiences a monsoon season from July into September that results in an increased risk of flash floods. Always be aware of the threat of thunderstorms and lightning. 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.
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: 60°F on 8/20/14
Monday - Thursday until September 18: The East Rim Trail from Weeping Rock to Echo Canyon, including the Hidden Canyon Trail, are closed. Closures may extend into the weekend.
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: Clear. Accessible by shuttle bus only through October 26. Shuttle Schedule
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: Open and clear. In winter, this road is not plowed beyond Maloney Hill (one mile north of the Hop Valley Trailhead).
Did You Know?
When dedicated on July 4, 1930, the 1.1 mile Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel was the longest tunnel in the United States. More...