Zion National Park is Open
Zion National Park is open all year. Facility hours change throughout the year.
The shuttle system will be in operation during the busy holiday season. The shuttles will be required December 22 to 31, 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.
Flow Rate of the Virgin River
Most recent water temperature (12/05/2019): 29ºF/-2ºC (moving water can be below freezing)
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: B loop is open and first come, first served. Reservations only camping begins February 28, 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: December 8, 2019