Current Conditions



Zion Canyon Visitor Center

Zion National Park is Open

Zion National Park is open all year. Facility hours and the shuttle schedule change throughout the year.

Shuttle bus in Zion Canyon

Shuttle System

2017 Shuttle Schedule
The Zion National Park free Shuttle Service in Zion Canyon and Springdale resumed on Saturday, March 11, 2017 and will operate into late November. During this time the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive will be closed to private vehicles.

Free Shuttles will leave frequently from the Zion Canyon Visitor Center from 7 am to 6:30 pm. There will be shuttle busses arriving at every stop in Zion Canyon and in Springdale every 10-15 minutes.

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

All trails are currently open.

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.

10/16/2017 - Road Contruction has begun on State Route 9 and will continue through April 2018. Expect delays of 25 minutes in Rockville and Springdale. Road Contruction will take place 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Zion Canyon Scenic Drive: 10/17/2017 - Clear and dry.
From March through late November the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive is accessible by free shuttle bus only.

Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway: 10/17/2017 - Open. Clear and dry.

Kolob Canyons Road: In winter, the Kolob Canyons Road closes frequently during inclement weather. For current conditions call the Kolob Canyons Visitor Center at 435-586-9548.

Kolob Terrace Road: 10/17/2017 - The Kolob Terrace Road is all clear all the way to Kolob Reservior. The Lava Point Road is open. The Lava Point Campground is closed for the fall/winter season.

Last updated: October 17, 2017

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 - 12 pm. 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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