Current Conditions

 
Zion Canyon Visitor Center
 
Shuttle bus in Zion Canyon

Shuttle System

Daily shuttle service is operating 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 (4/30/2021): 62ºF/16ºC

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. Reservations only camping from March through November, 2021.
South Campground: Open. Reservations only camping from March through October, 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: 5/4/2021 - Access to the Scenic Drive is by shuttle bus only. Advance tickets required.

Zion-Mount Carmel Highway: 5/4/2021 - State Route 9 (Zion-Mount Carmel Highway and Tunnel) is open.
Bridge and tunnel construction may cause night-time delays. Oversize vehicles will require one-way traffic control and are allowed 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. Learn more about the Zion-Mount Carmel Tunnel.

Please Note: Construction for the bridge and tunnel preservation project will begin on the night of April 4, 2021 with anticipated completion in Fall 2021. During the weekly construction schedule, tunnel hours for oversized vehicle operations will end at 8:00 PM MDT. One-way traffic control will be provided from 8:00 PM MDT to 10:00 PM MDT. A full closure to ALL vehicle traffic will be implemented in the tunnels Sunday through Friday from 10:00 PM MDT to 5:00AM MDT.

Kolob Canyons Road: 5/4/2021 - The Kolob Canyons Road is open. Parking is limited and may be full.

Kolob Terrace Road: 5/4/2021 - The Kolob Terrace Road is open. The Lava Point Road is open. The West Rim Road is open. 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.

Last updated: May 5, 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 4 pm Mountain Daylight Time. You can also send your questions to us at zion_park_information@nps.gov.

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