Current Conditions




  • Alert 1 , Severity ,information ,, Weekend Shuttle Service Resumes Zion will resume weekend only shuttle service on Saturday, February 18th. Shuttle buses will depart the Visitor Center at 7:00 a.m., with the last shuttle departing the Temple of Sinawava at 6:45 p.m. The Springdale Shuttle is not yet running.

Zion Canyon Visitor Center

Zion National Park is Open

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

Shuttle bus in Zion Canyon

Shuttle System
2017 Shuttle Schedule
The Zion Canyon and Springdale Shuttles have stopped running for the season. Private vehicles are allowed to drive into the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. Finding parking on the scenic drive can be challenging at times. To protect park resources park only in designated parking areas.

The Zion National Park Shuttle System will resume operations on the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive on the weekends of:
  • February 18th and 19th
  • February 25th and 26th
  • March 4th and 5th

Shuttle services will run in the park only. No shuttle service in Springdale during these weekends. During this time the scenic drive will be closed to vehicles.

Full Shuttle Service in Zion Canyon and Springdale will resume on March 11 and run into the fall season.

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
All higher elevation trails have snow and ice from recent storms. Traction devices are recommended. Visitors should expect and be prepared for winter conditions within Zion National Park. Trails will be icy and often snow packed with the potential for deep snow drifts and slides at higher elevation.

1/16/2017- The Lower Emerald Pools Trail is closed until further notice due to a rockfall. The Middle and Upper Emerald Pools are still accessible via the Kayenta Trail.

1/16/2017 - The northernmost section of the Sand Bench Trail, closest to the Emerald Pools bridge, is closed due to retaining wall damage. The rest of the Sand Bench Trail is accessible via the Court of the Patriarchs.
Snow on the Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway.
Road Conditions
From November to May, road conditions in the park will be updated here. 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: 2/14/2017 - Clear. There may be some icy spots in shaded areas.

The Zion Canyon Scenic Drive is accessible by private vehicles until early Spring of 2017 when the Shuttle System will resume operations.

Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway: 2/14/2017 - Clear. There may be some icy spots in shaded areas.

Kolob Canyons Road: In winter, the Kolob Canyons Road closes frequently during inclement weather. For current conditions call the Kolob Canyons Visitor Center at 435-586-9548.

Kolob Terrace Road: 2/1/2017 - Clear to Cave Valley. Cave Valley to Maloney Hill is clear but only 1.5 car width wide. North of Maloney Hill is impassable. Hop Valley trailhead is inaccessible due to snow berm.

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 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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