Current Conditions

Zion Canyon Visitor Center
Shuttle bus in Zion Canyon

Shuttle System

The Zion Canyon Shuttle is not currently in operation. The shuttle returns December 24, 2020 through January 2, 2021. Tickets required in advance.
Access to the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive may be closed if parking is full.

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

**See ALERT at top of page about toxic Cyanobacteria bloom**
Flow Rate of the Virgin River
Most recent water temperature (11/17/2020): 42ºF/5ºC

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, Instagram, 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

Yellow tent in a campsite.

Campground Conditions

Watchman Campground: Reservations only camping from May 22, 2020 through November, 2020.
• A loop first come first serve November 30, 2020 through December 31, 2020
• B and C loop reservation only May 22, 2020 through December 31, 2020
• D, E, and F loop closed November 30, 2020 through December 31, 2020
South Campground: Closed for the season.
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: 11/30/2020 - Open to personal vehicles. Parking is limited and the road may temporarily close while parking is full. Access to the Scenic Drive is by Shuttle Bus only from December 24, 2020 through January 2, 2021. Advance tickets required.

Zion-Mount Carmel Highway: 11/30/2020 - State Route 9 (Zion-Mount Carmel Highway and Tunnel) is open. Oversize vehicles will require one-way traffic control and are allowed 8am to 4:30pm.
Learn more about the Zion-Mount Carmel Tunnel.

Kolob Canyons Road: December 2020 - The Kolob Canyons Road experiences frequent temporary closures during winter months due to snow and/or ice. Pedestrians are not allowed on the road during snow plow operations.

Kolob Terrace Road: December 2020 - The Kolob Terrace Road is open. Expect snow and winter driving conditions during winter and after storms. Four-wheel drive and/or chains may be necessary. Please pack out your trash and Leave No Trace.
The Lava Point Road is open, four-wheel drive is recommended. The West Rim Road is closed for the season.

Last updated: November 30, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Zion National Park
1 Zion Park Blvd.
State Route 9

Springdale, UT 84767


(435) 772-3256
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