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 starts on March 10, 2018. 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 Springdale Shuttle will have limited operations until road construction is completed on State Route 9 in Springdale – scheduled for mid-April. The Springdale Shuttle will run from 8 am to 9 pm daily. 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

All trails are currently open.
There may be ice and snow on all higher elevation trails. Traction devices are advised.

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.

Road Construction: 3/15/2018 - Road construction is continuing on State Route 9 in Springdale and will continue through April 2018. Expect delays of 30 - 60 minutes in Springdale. Road construction will take place 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Zion Canyon Scenic Drive: 3/15/2018 - Dry. The Zion Canyon Scenic Drive is accessible by free shuttle only.

Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway: 3/15/2018 - Dry.

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: 3/15/2018 - Clear to Black Canyon (Mile Post 16). From Black Canyon to the Lava Point Road patchy snow and ice and tracked sections - 4 wheel drive strongly recommended. The Lava point Road is only accessible by snowmobile. The Lava Point Campground is closed for the winter season. The Lava Point Road is impassable. The West Rim Road is closed.

Last updated: March 15, 2018

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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