Current Conditions

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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 to see the shuttle schedule.

 
Rainbows over the East Temple.

Weather

In summer, temperatures in Zion National Park often exceed 100°F/38°C. The monsoon (heavy rain) season usually happens from mid-July to September. Monsoons increase the chance for flash floods. Check the weather forecast and our Weather and Climate page. See real-time conditions near Springdale on the park webcam.

 
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). Check the flow rate in real time on this United States Geological Survey webpage.

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 any narrow canyon. Flash floods are always possible.

 
A helicopter on the ground with a SAR team working nearby.

Latest News

Read our News Releases and follow Zion on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Flickr.

 
Two hikers on the West Rim Trail.

Trails

Pick a trail from our hiking guide. Check the weather and drink plenty of water. Temperatures can vary widely. Carry and use layers of clothing to adapt to changing conditions.
Due to storm damage and/or rockfalls, some trails are closed. Do not use closed trails.

Closed Trails

 
Yellow tent in a campsite.

Campgrounds

Watchman Campground: Open. Reservations only camping year round.
South Campground: Open. Reservations only camping from March through October 2022.
Lava Point Campground: Closed for the season.

 
Snow on the Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway.

Roads

We share updates about park roads 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: Only accessible by free shuttle bus. Please check the shuttle schedule.

Zion-Mount Carmel Highway: Road is open. Oversize vehicles will require one-way traffic control and are allowed 8 am to 6 pm.
Learn more about the Zion-Mount Carmel Tunnel.

Kolob Terrace Road: Road is open. 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: Road is open.

Last updated: September 28, 2022

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Mailing Address:

Zion National Park
1 Zion Park Blvd.

Springdale , UT 84767

Phone:

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 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. MT, but a ranger may not answer if they are already speaking with someone else.

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