Zion National Park is Open
Zion National Park is open all year. Facility hours change throughout the year.
The shuttle system started operations on February 16, 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.
Flow Rate of the Virgin River
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.
Pick a trail that is right for you from our hiking guide. Please check weather daily before hiking. Temperatures are hot. Avoid dehydration by carrying plenty of water. Afternoon thunderstorms are frequent.
Please note: The Lower Emerald Pools Trail no longer connects to the Kayenta Trail. You must return to the starting point for each. Upper Emerald Pools can only be accessed through the Kayenta Trail.
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.
Last updated: October 14, 2019