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May 23, 2017
Zion National Park Holiday Weekend Crowds Expected
Memorial Day Weekend tends to be one of Park’s busiest weekends

May 20, 2017
Zion Mount Carmel Highway Re-Opens For All Vehicles
Although sand and debris continue to fall, there is little chance for it to reach the roadway.

May 19, 2017
Zion-Mount Carmel Highway Closed due to Rock Debris Falling
Intermittent, and sometimes continuous rock debris falling near roadway

May 18, 2017
Fire Restrictions to be Implemented in Zion National Park; Campfires Prohibited in Zion Canyon
Restrictions Only Apply to Zion National Park; Other Public Lands Not Included

May 12, 2017
Hidden Canyon Trail to close on June 5, through September 1, 2017
This will be the third and final closure of Hidden Canyon to complete the project.

May 08, 2017
Zion National Park Extends Invitation to Participate in Park Planning via Electronic Communications
Beginning June 1, 2017, the park will transfer to an electronic platform to distribute correspondence regarding park projects and associated compliance documents.

April 17, 2017
Prescribed Fire Planned in Zion National Park in mid-April
The project may be postponed because of unfavorable weather conditions or lack of firefighting resources.

April 15, 2017
Zion National Park and the Zion National Park Foundation have finalized the dates, event locations and artists for the 2017 Plein Air Art Invitational. The week-long event starts on Monday November 6, 2017 and culminates on Saturday November 11, 2017 with the “Art-In-The-Park” Paint Out and Silent Auction event held on the grounds of the Zion Lodge.

April 11, 2017
Extended Hours Delayed at Zion Human History Museum and Visitor Center
Starting April 29, 2017, both the Zion Human History Museum and Zion Canyon Visitor Center will remain open daily until 6:00 p.m

April 07, 2017
Lower Emerald Pool Trail Reopens To Visitors
Trail had been closed due to rockfall.

March 06, 2017
Hiker Identified After Fall in Zion National Park
Zion National Park officials have learned the identity of the man who fell from the Angels Landing Trail on Friday March 3, 2017.

March 03, 2017
Hiker Dies after Fall in Zion National Park
The hiker’s identity and cause of death are still under investigation.

February 28, 2017
Zion National Park Announces Schedule of 2017 Climbing Closures
Climbing routes on cliffs used by nesting Peregrine Falcons in Zion will be temporarily closed beginning March 1, 2017

February 16, 2017
Zion National Park Holiday Weekend Expectations
Presidents Day Weekend starts with some trail closures and abbreviated Shuttle Schedule

January 25, 2017
Zion Canyon Shuttle Services to Resume
Zion National Park will resume shuttle service on special weekend dates beginning in February 2017.

January 19, 2017
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive Reopened after Rock Slide
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive is now open to the Temple of Sinawava.

January 14, 2017
Road Closure at Zion due to Large Rock and Debris Slide
No injuries occurred; road closed until further notice.

January 10, 2017
Trail Closures at Zion due to Landslides and Erosion
Lower Emerald Pool Trail and part of Sand Bench Trail are closed.

June 20, 2016
Zion Condor Chick Confirmed, Male Parent Dies
The presence of a California condor chick has been confirmed in the nest cave within Zion National Park, but the male parent (Condor 337) has died despite treatment for high levels of lead in his blood.

February 09, 2016
Zion National Park Deferred Maintenance Statistics Released
Zion National Park has nearly $70 Million in Deferred Maintenance -- Part of the $11.49 Billion Deferred Maintenance Backlog across the National Park System


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