Current Conditions


Park Closure


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

2018 Shuttle Schedule
The free Zion Canyon Shuttle started full time service on March 10, 2018 and will operate through November 25th and will also operate during the Christmas/New Year holiday week. When the shuttle is running, no private vehicles are allowed on the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. The only access is by free shuttle bus.
The free Springdale Shuttle will run from 8 am to 9 pm daily.
November 2018 Shuttle 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

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

Please check weather daily before hiking. Several trails were damaged during a storm on July 11th. For your safety, do not enter closed trails. Closed trails are heavily damaged and unstable.

Closed Trails

  • Upper Emerald Pools
  • Kayenta Trail
  • Hidden Canyon
Snow on the Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway.
Road Conditions

In addition to this page, you can also find updated road conditions on Twitter. 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: 11/8/2018 - Clear and dry. The Zion Canyon Scenic Drive is accessible by free shuttle only.

Zion-Mount Carmel Highway: 11/8/2018 - Clear and dry.

Kolob Canyons Scenic Drive: 11/8/2018: The Kolob Canyons Road, and all trailhead access along the road, is closed to all access until late fall of 2018. Those planning trip to this area should plan accordingly. Read the news release.

Kolob Terrace Road: 11/8/2018 - Clear and passable to Kolob Reservoir. The Lava Point Road and the West Rim Road are both open. The Lava Point Campground is closed for the season.

Last updated: November 8, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Zion National Park
1 Zion Park Blvd.
State Route 9

Springdale, UT 84767


(435) 772-3256
Staffed daily from 8 am - 4 pm. 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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