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November 21, 2017
Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend Visitor Expectations
Construction Projects, Traffic Delays, Limited Shuttle Services, and Parking Constraints Await Holiday Visitors Coming to Zion.

November 17, 2017
Artist-In-Residence Selection Made For 2018
Each artist conducts two public presentations on their work and residency experience.

November 01, 2017
Waste Removal Operation Will Close Angels Landing Trail And Scout’s Lookout For Two Half Days In November.
The operation to remove the waste requires the use of a helicopter, so safety precautions in the form of trail and road closures will be in effect.

October 31, 2017
Zion National Park Announces The Release Of The Finding Of No Significant Impact (FONSI) For Bighorn Sheep Management
The FONSI records the decision of the National Park Service, to partner with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, to manage the Zion desert bighorn sheep population.

October 30, 2017
Zion Plein Air Art Invitational, November 6 through 12, 2017
Forever Project welcomes 24 renowned artist to Zion National Park

October 25, 2017
National Park Service Proposes Targeted Fee Increases at Parks to Address Maintenance Backlog
The National Park Service is considering increases to fees at highly visited national parks during peak visitor seasons.

September 18, 2017
Angels Landing and a Portion of West Rim Trail Will Close For One Week In October
Beginning October 2, through 6, 2017, Angels Landing Trail will Close For Maintenance

September 05, 2017
Zion National Park Programs And Operations Go To New Hours
Close Times at the Park Museum, Visitor Center, Ranger Led Programs, and Tunnel Operations Hours Change, beginning September 5, 2017

August 29, 2017
Busy Holiday Weekend Expected For Zion National Park
Crowds Anticipated For Labor Day Weekend

August 14, 2017
Visitor Use Management Plan Comment Period Extended
Public Review Of Preliminary Alternative Concepts Extended To Friday August 18, 2017.

August 08, 2017
Zion National Park Re-Opens Climbing Routes After Successful Peregrine Nesting Season
The Park thanks the climbing community for their cooperation through the 2017 breeding season.

July 15, 2017
Visitor Use Management Plan Alternatives Available For Review
Zion National Park’s preliminary alternative Concepts ready for review and comment.

July 10, 2017
Kolob Terrace Road Maintenance To Begin July 25, 2017
Flaggers will delay traffic during project

June 29, 2017
Fourth Of July Weekend Predicted To Be Very Busy In Zion National Park
Visitors Should Expect Parking to fill up Early, and Long lines for The Shuttles

June 29, 2017
No Significant Impact Findings for the South Entrance Monument Site Reconfiguration Project
The proposed project will move the monument approximately 28 feet east from its original location

June 16, 2017
Extreme Hot Weather Expected At Zion National Park
Visitors Should be Prepared for Very Hot Conditions Through Weekend

June 15, 2017
Busy Day For Search And Rescue at Zion National Park
Simultaneous Search and Research (SAR), Incidents in Park Yesterday

June 08, 2017
Zion National Park Accepting 2018 Artist-In-Residence Applications
The Zion National Park Artist-In-Residence Program offers professional artists, of all disciplines, the opportunity to live and work in the Park for a period of one month

June 06, 2017
Hiker Falls Descending Lady Mountain
Multiple Agencies Assist in Complex Rescue Operation

June 03, 2017
Body Identified in Zion National Park
Follow up from Thursday June 1, 2017, the body was recovered by Park staff.

June 01, 2017
Body Discovered in Zion National Park
Abandoned Vehicle leads to Missing Persons Search by Park Law Enforcement Rangers

May 31, 2017
Impressions Of Zion Exhibit Opening June 9, 2017
Zion Human History Museum to Feature Works of Contemporary Impressionists

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 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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