Current Conditions

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

Access to the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive is by shuttle only, when the shuttle system is in service. The Zion Canyon shuttle will resume operation on weekends in February 2020. The shuttle service will be required every day starting March 7, 2020.
More information and current schedules are available on our park shuttle page.

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
Most recent water temperature (2/21/2020): 44ºF/6ºC

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. 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.
Several 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

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.

Yellow tent in a campsite.

Campground Conditions

Watchman Campground: B loop is open and first come, first served. Reservations only camping begins February 28, 2020.
South Campground: Closed for the season. Reservations only camping begins March 6, 2020.
Lava Point Campground: Closed for the season. Opening in the spring 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: 2/23/2020 - Open. From January through mid-February, private vehicles are allowed on the scenic drive. Park only in designated spaces. When all parking spaces in the canyon are full, rangers will close the scenic drive until more parking spaces become available. Shuttles will be required Feb. 22-23 and Feb. 29-March 1.

Zion-Mount Carmel Highway: 2/23/2020 - Open. Possible icy spots during and after precipitation. Please use caution. Large vehicles require a permit to drive through the tunnel. Permits are available 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Learn more about the Zion-Mount Carmel Tunnel.

Kolob Canyons Road: 2/23/2020 - Open. May be closed during inclement weather. Possible icy spots during and after precipitation. Please use caution. Parking is limited.

Kolob Terrace Road: 2/23/2020 - Seasonal closure in effect, just past the Wildcat Canyon Trailhead. The Wildcat Canyon Trailhead is closed. The Lava Point Road and the West Rim Road are closed for the season.

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 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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