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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 will start operations on February 16, 2019 on weekends only until March 9, 2019 when the shuttle will run daily. 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.
2019 Shuttle Schedule (After downloading pdf file scroll down to see entire 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. Winter conditions are possible on all trails. We recommend using traction devices for your boots at icy spots.
A few trails have sections that become hazardous in winter due to falling ice. These sections will be closed when conditions exist. Trail closures could include parts of Weeping Rock, Lower Emerald Pools, and Riverside Walk.
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).
  • Par'us Trail: Closed at Canyon Junction for construction. No access to Canyon Junction from the trail.
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: 3/15/2019 - Shuttle bus only. Private vehicles are not allowed. Please park at the Visitor Center. Parking is limited and fills nearly every day. You can also park in Springdale and ride the town shuttle to get to the Visitor Center.

Zion-Mount Carmel Highway: 3/15/2019 - The Zion-Mount Carmel Highway was closed the evening of March 2, 2019, after heavy rains undercut the road. One lane of the road temporarily reopened at 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Due to safety concerns, buses and RVs are still prohibited. more...

Kolob Canyons Scenic Drive: 3/15/2019 - Open. Due to narrow lanes and road damage, RVs and buses are prohibited.

Kolob Terrace Road: 3/15/2019 - Closed at mile 14.5, snowmobile only after that. The Lava Point Road and the West Rim Road are closed to all vehicles. The Lava Point Campground is closed for the season.

Last updated: March 17, 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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