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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
Winter 2016-2017
The Zion Canyon and Springdale Shuttles have stopped running for the season. Private vehicles are allowed to drive into the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. Finding parking on the scenic drive can be challenging at times. To protect park resources park only in designated parking areas.

The Shuttle System will resume operations in early Spring of 2017.

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 higher elevation trails have snow and ice from recent storms. Traction devices are recommended.
Snow on the Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway.
Road Conditions
From November to May, road conditions in the park will be updated here. 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.

Zion Canyon Scenic Drive: The Zion Canyon Scenic Drive is accessible by private vehicles until early Spring of 2017 when the Shuttle System will resume operations.

Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway: Clear with icy spots in shaded areas.

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: 12/1/2016. The Kolob Terrace Road is clear from the base of the road to Lee Valley. From Lee Valley to Black Canyon there is patchy snow. Black Canyon has is 6 inches of snow; 4 wheel-drive/high clearance vehicles are required. The Lava Point and West Rim roads are closed.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Zion National Park
1 Zion Park Blvd.
State Route 9

Springdale, UT 84767


(435) 772-3256
Recorded information is available 24 hours a day. However, due to limited staffing, our phone line is only staffed for part of the day. If you are unable to reach someone by phone, please email us at

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