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    Monday to Thursday through 9/18: The East Rim Trail from Weeping Rock to Echo Canyon, including Hidden Canyon, is closed.
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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 accessible by shuttle bus only through October 26, and also on weekends in November. Shuttle Schedule
Rainbows over the East Temple.
Weather Conditions

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.
The Virgin River

River Conditions

Always 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
The Narrows is currently open, but closes frequently in summer due to flash floods.

The Narrows closes when a Flash Flood Warning is issued by the National Weather Service, and remains closed for two hours after the warning is lifted. The Narrows also closes when the flow rate is over 150 cubic feet per second (CFS), or during spring snowmelt.

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

Expect dry conditions on all trails until a rain event. Rain may cause some trails to become muddy for 3-5 days afterward.

Wilderness Trail Conditions

Trail Closures
News Release: East Rim, Observation Point, and Hidden Canyon Trails Closed for Construction

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.

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: 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?

Zion Mount Carmel Tunnel in 1930, Zion Museum Collection, ZION 12366-59

When dedicated on July 4, 1930, the 1.1 mile Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel was the longest tunnel in the United States. More...