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 shuttle system is not currently in operation. The free Zion Canyon Shuttle will operate from December 22 through 31, 2018. When the shuttle system is running, private vehicles are not allowed on the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. Plan to park at the Visitor Center or in Springdale and use the free shuttle.

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

Pick a trail that is right for you from our hiking guide. Please check weather daily before hiking. Winter conditions are possible on all trails. We recommend using traction devices for your boots at icy spots.
Several trails were damaged during a large storm on July 11, 2018. For your safety, do not enter closed trails. Closed trails are heavily damaged and unstable.

Closed Trails

  • Upper Emerald Pools
  • Kayenta Trail
  • Hidden Canyon
  • Observation Point (via the East Rim trail from Weeping Rock)
Yellow tent in a campsite.

Campground Conditions

Watchman Campground: First come, first served. Reservations only camping begins February 28, 2019.
South Campground: Closed for the season. Reservations only camping begins March 8, 2019.
Lava Point Campground: Closed for the season. Opening in 2019 is weather dependent.

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.

Zion Canyon Scenic Drive: 1/18/2019 - Road may be icy. Parking is limited and the road may temporarily close if parking capacity is exceeded.

Zion-Mount Carmel Highway: 1/18/2019 - Road may be icy. Please drive carefully.

Kolob Canyons Scenic Drive: 1/18/2019: The Kolob Canyons Road, and all trailhead access along the road, is closed to all access until spring 2019. Those planning trip to this area should plan accordingly.

Kolob Terrace Road: 1/18/2019 - Snowmobile only starting at mile 14. The Lava Point Road and the West Rim Road are closed. The Lava Point Campground is closed for the season.

Last updated: January 18, 2019

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 - noon. 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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