Zion National Park is an iconic part of our shared natural and cultural heritage. To plan for the park's future, we measure how the activities you enjoy affect the park's landscapes, animals, plants, and history. We also ask you for comments to understand your expectations. Along with college professors and their graduate students, private-sector consultants, and park neighbors, we write plans so that you can keep enjoying this very special place and make sure future generations will, too.
We know some visitors and stakeholders are concerned we will propose changes that might affect visits, and we hear you. We will keep asking for your input because we want to make sure everyone can keep enjoying the park. Learn more about how our work to keeps Zion spectacular today and forever.
Our research helps you enjoy Zion
Rangers do research to understand how you enjoy the park and how recreation affects Zion's scenery, animals, plants and history.
We count on your comments
We ask questions to learn how you enjoy Zion and provide answers about how what we do affects the park.
We need you to protect the park
Applying for permits and following their directions keeps Zion safe so you can enjoy it again and again.
Angels Landing Pilot Permit System
Since April 1, 2022, everyone who has hiked to Angels Landing has been required to have a permit.
Last updated: December 20, 2023