Current Conditions

 
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

The shuttle system started operations on February 16, 2019. When the free 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.
Learn more about our park shuttle, including the summer schedule.

 
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. Snow and mud may be present on many wilderness trails. Be prepared to stay on the trail.
The Narrows is closed due to spring snowmelt, which makes the flow in the river very high. Check at the Visitor Center for more information.
Several other 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

  • Upper Emerald Pools
  • Kayenta Trail
  • Hidden Canyon
  • Observation Point (via the East Rim trail from Weeping Rock).
  • The Narrows and all routes that exit the Narrows are closed due to spring snowmelt.
  • The Subway top-down route is closed due to spring snowmelt. Permits are required for the Subway bottom-up route.
 
Yellow tent in a campsite.

Campground Conditions

Watchman Campground: Open. Reservations only camping through November 2019.
South Campground: Open. Reservations only camping through November 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 @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: 5/19/2019 - Shuttle bus only. Private vehicles are not allowed. Please park at the Visitor Center. Parking is limited and fills early nearly every day. You can also park in Springdale and ride the town shuttle to get to the Visitor Center.

Zion-Mount Carmel Highway: 5/19/2019 - Zion-Mount Carmel Highway has reopened after road construction. Large vehicles require a permit to drive through the tunnel. Permits are available 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the summer. Learn more about the Zion-Mount Carmel Tunnel.

Kolob Canyons Scenic Drive: 5/19/2019 - Open. Road work will cause short delays through the construction zone.

Kolob Terrace Road: 5/19/2019 - The Kolob Terrace Road is open with patchy snow. The Lava Point Road is open but may be impassable in wet weather and reduced to one lane over the cattle guard. West Rim Road is closed to all vehicles. The Lava Point Campground is closed for the season.


Last updated: May 19, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Zion National Park
1 Zion Park Blvd.
State Route 9

Springdale, UT 84767

Phone:

(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 zion_park_information@nps.gov.

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