Current Conditions

Zion Canyon Visitor Center

Zion National Park is Open

Zion National Park is open all year. Facility hours change throughout the year.

Shuttle bus in Zion Canyon

Shuttle System

The shuttle system will be in operation during the busy holiday season. The shuttles will be required December 22 to 31, 2019. When the free shuttle system is running, private vehicles are not allowed on the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. Plan to park at the Visitor Center or in Springdale and use the free shuttle.
Learn more about our park shuttle, including the current schedule.

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 (12/05/2019): 29ºF/-2ºC (moving water can be below freezing)

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. Temperatures can vary widely during each day. Ice may be present on the trails. Use traction devices to reduce the risk of slipping. 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

Please note: The Upper Emerald Pools Trail can only be accessed through the Kayenta Trail starting at the Grotto shuttle stop. The connections to the Lower Emerald Pools area are closed.

Yellow tent in a campsite.

Campground Conditions

Watchman Campground: B loop is open and first come, first served. Reservations only camping begins February 28, 2020.
South Campground: Closed for the season. Reservations only camping begins March 6, 2020.
Lava Point Campground: Closed for the season. Opening in the spring is weather dependent.

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: 12/08/2019 - No shuttles through December 21, 2019. You may drive the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive with your personal vehicle. Parking is limited. Please park legally and responsibly. If parking is full, access may not be possible. Shuttles return Dec. 22-31, 2019.

Zion-Mount Carmel Highway: 12/08/2019 - Open. Possible icy spots during and after precipitation. Please use caution. Large vehicles require a permit to drive through the tunnel. Permits are available 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Learn more about the Zion-Mount Carmel Tunnel.

Kolob Canyons Road: 12/08/2019 - Open. No oversized vehichles. May be closed during inclement weather. Please use caution. Parking is limited.

Kolob Terrace Road: 12/08/2019 - Closed at mile marker 14. Expect snow and ice. 4-wheel drive recommended. The Lava Point Road and the West Rim Road are closed for the season.

Last updated: December 8, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Zion National Park
1 Zion Park Blvd.
State Route 9

Springdale, UT 84767


(435) 772-3256
Staffed daily from 9 am - 12 noon. Recorded information is available 24 hours a day. If you are unable to reach someone by phone, please email us at

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