• Temples and Towers of the Virgin

    Zion

    National Park Utah

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  • Fire Restrictions

    Fire restrictions prohibiting campfires and charcoal fires in Watchman and South Campgrounds are in effect. More »

  • Trail Closures

    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

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"Wilderness is not a luxury, but a necessity of the human spirit."
- Edward Abbey

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?
Wilderness is a rare, wild place where one can retreat from civilization, reconnect with nature, and find healing, meaning and significance. Knowledge, respect, and understanding for these wild and undeveloped places will ensure that they remain spectacular for years to come. To learn more visit www.wilderness.net.

 
 
 
 
 
 

What does "Wilderness" mean? Watch this three-minute video on American Wilderness to find out.

Did You Know?

Bird watching in Zion

Over 207 different types of birds fly through Zion National Park every year, making it a great place for bird watching. More...