Current Conditions

 
Zion Canyon Visitor Center

 
Shuttle bus in Zion Canyon

Shuttle System

Shuttles begin operations on July 1, 2020. Tickets required in advance.
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Rainbows over the East Temple.

Weather Conditions

In summer, temperatures in Zion National Park often exceed 100°F/38°C. Zion experiences monsoons from mid-July into September that results in an increased risk of flash floods. Always be aware of the threat of storms and lightning and be prepared for a wide range of weather conditions. Check the weather forecast and know what to expect on the Weather and Climate page, or find out what it looks like now on the park webcam.

 
The Virgin River

River Conditions


Flow Rate of the Virgin River
Most recent water temperature (6/10/2020): 65ºF/18ºC

The Narrows closes when the flow rate is over 150 cubic feet per second (CFS), or during spring snowmelt. The Narrows also closes when a Flash Flood Warning is issued by the National Weather Service, and remains closed for two hours after the warning is lifted. Check the weather before you head into a narrow canyon. Flash floods are always possible.

 
News Release

Latest News

Visit the News Release page for up-to-date park news. Connect with Zion through our social media sites on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Flickr.

 
The West Rim Trail.

Trail Conditions

Pick a trail that is right for you from our hiking guide. Please check weather daily before hiking. Drink plenty of water during the summer heat. Temperatures can vary widely during each day. Carry and use layers to adapt to changing conditions.
Several trails are damaged due to previous large storms or rockfalls. For your safety, do not enter closed trails. Closed trails are heavily damaged and unstable.

Closed Trails

  • Angels Landing Trail from Scout Lookout to the end of the trail, also known as the Chains Section (due to COVID-19 precautions). The West Rim Trail will remain open.
  • Hidden Canyon (long term closure due to a large rockfall)
  • Observation Point (via the East Rim trail from Weeping Rock, long term closure due to a large rockfall)
  • Weeping Rock Trail (long term closure due to a large rockfall.

Please note: The Upper Emerald Pools Trail can only be accessed through the Kayenta Trail starting at the Grotto Trailhead or via the Grotto Trail from the Zion Lodge. The connections to the Lower Emerald Pools area are closed.

 
Yellow tent in a campsite.

Campground Conditions

Watchman Campground: Reservations only camping from May 22, 2020 through November, 2020.
South Campground: Closed due to COVID-19 precautions. Reservations only camping will be available when the campground resumes operation. Typical season is from March, 2020 through October, 2020.
Lava Point Campground: Closed until further notice.

 
Snow on the Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway.
Road Conditions

In addition to this page, you can also find updated road conditions on Twitter @ZionNPS. For Utah road conditions, call 866-511-8824, or if you are in Utah, dial 5-1-1 on your cell phone.



Zion Canyon Scenic Drive: 7/1/2020 - Access to the Scenic Drive is by Shuttle Bus only. Advance tickets required. More

Zion-Mount Carmel Highway: 7/1/2020 - State Route 9 (Zion-Mount Carmel Highway and Tunnel) is open. Oversize vehicles will require one-way traffic control and are allowed 8am to 8pm.
Learn more about the Zion-Mount Carmel Tunnel.

Kolob Canyons Road: 7/1/2020 - The Kolob Canyons Road is temporarily closed.

Kolob Terrace Road: 7/1/2020 - The Kolob Terrace Road is open.


Last updated: July 10, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Zion National Park
1 Zion Park Blvd.
State Route 9

Springdale, UT 84767

Phone:

(435) 772-3256
Recorded park information available 24 hours a day. Phones are answered 9 am to 4 pm Mountain Time. If no one answers, please send your questions to us at zion_park_information@nps.gov.

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