Fire restrictions prohibiting campfires and charcoal fires in Watchman and South Campgrounds are in effect. More »
Monday to Thursday through 9/18: The East Rim Trail from Weeping Rock to Echo Canyon, including Hidden Canyon, is closed.
The Hidden Canyon Trail is closed through 9/18. More »
Wilderness Information and Permits
"Wilderness is not a luxury, but a necessity of the human spirit."
The Zion Wilderness is a spectacular network of colorful canyons, forested mesas, and striking deserts. In 2009, over 124,000 acres of Zion National Park was designated as wilderness. This designation will ensure that 84% of the park will continue to be a place here nature and its “community of life are untrammeled by man, a place where man himself is a visitor who does not remain.”
What is Wilderness?
What does "Wilderness" mean? Watch this three-minute video on American Wilderness to find out.
Did You Know?
Over 207 different types of birds fly through Zion National Park every year, making it a great place for bird watching. More...