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Zion Canyon Visitor Center with yellow cottonwood trees in the fall.
 
Shuttle bus in Zion Canyon

Shuttle System

From early spring to late fall, ride free shuttles in Springdale and the park. You do not need a ticket or reservation to ride the park shuttle. Check the seasonal shuttle schedule before your visit.


 
Rainbows over the East Temple.

Weather

Check the weather forecast and our Weather and Climate page. See real-time conditions near Springdale on the park webcam.

Summer daytime temperatures exceed 100°F/38°C. Mid- to late-summer monsoons (heavy rain) increase the chance of flash floods. Winter daytime temperatures range from 30°F/-1°C to 60°F/16°C.

 
The Virgin River flowing through a narrow canyon.

Rivers

Avoid exposure to toxic cyanobacteria. Do not submerge your head in or drink water from any rivers in Zion National Park.

The Narrows closes when the Virgin River flow rate is over 150 cubic feet per second (CFS) and when the National Weather Service issues a Flash Flood Warning. Check this United States Geological Survey webpage to see the flow rate in real time, and remember that flash floods are always possible.

 
A wildland firefighter with a white helmet and Zion Wildland fire sticker monitors a pile of slash (wood) as it burns in Zion National Park

Wildfire & Campfires

Wildland Fires

No known wildfires in Zion National Park.

Prescribed Fires

No prescribed fires are happening in Zion National Park.

Fire Restrictions

Fires are allowed in established, metal fire rings or grills.

Fires are never allowed outside of established, metal fire rings or grills. Fires are always prohibted in Wilderness areas of Zion National Park. Fireworks are also always prohibited.

 
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Two hikers on the West Rim Trail.

Trails & Hiking

Pick a trail from our hiking guide. Check the weather and drink plenty of water. Temperatures vary widely. Bring layers of clothing, food, water, and a flashlight.

Some trails are closed. Please do not enter closed areas.

Closed Trails

  • 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).
 
Yellow tent in a campsite.

Campgrounds

Watchman Campground: Open. Reservations only camping year round.

South Campground: Closed. Reservations only camping Spring through Fall.
Lava Point Campground: Closed for the season. Reservations only camping Spring through Fall.

 
Opening of a car tunnel on a rock face.

Zion-Mount Carmel Tunnel

Tunnel is open. Oversize vehicles always require one-way traffic control by park rangers to go through narrow tunnel. Rangers manage traffic:

  • November 6 to March 31: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • April 1 to September 30: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Learn more size restrictions and about the Zion-Mount Carmel Tunnel.

 
Snow on the Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway.

Roads

We share updates about park roads on Twitter @ZionNPS and on the webpage you are reading. For other 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: Only accessible by free shuttle bus at most times of year. Please check the seasonal shuttle schedule. When the road is open to drivers and if parking fills, the National Park Service may temporarily close the road.

Zion-Mount Carmel Highway: Road is open.

Kolob Terrace Road: Road is open. Watch for ice. Please pack out your trash and Leave No Trace.

Kolob Canyons Scenic Drive: Road is open. Contact the Kolob Canyons visitor center from 8 am to 5 pm for current road conditions at 435-586-9548.

Lava Point Road: Closed for the season.

 
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National Parks in Southern Utah

Visit other national parks in Southern Utah. Learn more about permits, shuttles, and whether you need a reservation in this article.

Last updated: December 1, 2022

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Zion National Park
1 Zion Park Blvd.

Springdale , UT 84767

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435-772-3256
If you have questions, please email zion_park_information@nps.gov. Listen to recorded information by calling anytime 24 hours a day. Rangers answer phone calls from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. MT, but a ranger may not answer if they are already speaking with someone else.

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