Zion National Park is Open
Zion is open and we are maintaining a continuity of operations.
Effective March 17, 2020, Zion National Park will temporarily suspend the park’s shuttle operation. The park itself remains open and visitors will be allowed to drive up the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive until the limited parking in the main canyon has filled. Once parking is full, the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive will be closed and open intermittently as parking spaces become available, most likely between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Flow Rate of the Virgin River
Most recent water temperature (3/21/2020): 47ºF/8ºC
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. Temperatures can vary widely during each day. Ice may be present on the trails. Use traction devices to reduce the risk of slipping. 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 shuttle stop. The connections to the Lower Emerald Pools area are closed.
Watchman Campground: Closed due to COVID-19 precautions. Reservations only camping from March, 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: March 24, 2020