Limited Shuttle Operations and Areas of Zion National Park Open July 1, 2020
Shuttles begin operations on July 1, 2020. Tickets required in advance.
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.
Flow Rate of the Virgin River
Most recent water temperature (6/10/2020): 65ºF/18ºC
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.
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.
Please note: The Upper Emerald Pools Trail can only be accessed through the Kayenta Trail starting at the Grotto Trailhead or via the Grotto Trail from the Zion Lodge. The connections to the Lower Emerald Pools area are closed.
Watchman Campground: Reservations only camping from May 22, 2020 through November, 2020.
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.
Last updated: July 10, 2020