Current Conditions

 
Zion Canyon Visitor Center
 
Shuttle bus in Zion Canyon

Shuttle System

The shuttle service has resumed weekend service for February 13-14, 20-21, 27-28, and March 6-7, 2021 (Saturdays and Sundays). Daily shuttle service will begin March 13, 2021 in both the park and Springdale. Tickets required in advance.
Access to the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive is by shuttle bus only when the shuttle system is in operation.

 
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 (1/1/2021): 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: Open. A loop first come, first serve. B and C loops reservations only. Reservations only camping from March through November, 2021.
South Campground: Closed for the season. Reservations only camping from March 15, 2021 through October 31, 2021.
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: 2/22/2021 - The Scenic Drive is open. Shuttles are not in service on weekdays and private vehicles under 23 feet long may drive the road. Parking is limited on the Scenic Drive and the road may close when parking is full.
Access to the Scenic Drive is by Shuttle Bus only beginning Presidents Day Weekend (February 13 and 14) and every weekend until everyday service begins March 13, 2021. Advance tickets required.

Zion-Mount Carmel Highway: 2/22/2021 - State Route 9 (Zion-Mount Carmel Highway and Tunnel) is open. Winter conditions may exist, please drive carefully. 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: February 2021 - 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: February 2021 - The Kolob Terrace Road is closed at the base of Maloney Hill (just before mile marker 15). The Wildcat Canyon and West Rim trailheads are inaccessible by vehicle. 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 and the West Rim Road are closed for the season.


Last updated: February 22, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Zion National Park
1 Zion Park Blvd.
State Route 9

Springdale, UT 84767

Phone:

435-772-3256
Recorded park information available 24 hours a day. Phones are answered 9 am to 12 pm Mountain Time. You can also send your questions to us at zion_park_information@nps.gov.

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