• Temples and Towers of the Virgin


    National Park Utah

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

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.
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: 46 degrees Fahrenheit on 4/13/14
The Narrows is currently open.
The Narrows closes when the flow rate is over 150 cubic feet per second (CFS), if a Flash Flood Warning is issued by the National Weather Service, 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

All trails in Zion National Park are clear of snow and ice. In the higher elevations of the park, trails may be muddy.

Wilderness Trail Conditions

Trail Closures

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 on Friday, April 18.

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: 4/15/2014: The Kolob Terrace Road is clear and passable to all vehicles to Kolob Reservoir. The Lava Point Road is mostly dry and passable to 2WD vehicles. The West Rim Road remains closed.

North Fork Road: 3/22/14: Mostly dry with deep ruts. High clearance is recommended.

East Mesa: 3/22/14: Dry with deep ruts. High clearance is recommended.

Stave Spring Road: 3/22/14: Clear and passable to all vehicles.

Did You Know?

Temples and Towers

The Zion National Park webcam shows the famous Temples and Towers of the Virgin as seen from park headquarters. More...