Current Conditions

Alerts

 
 
Zion Canyon Visitor Center with yellow cottonwood trees in the fall.
 
Shuttle bus in Zion Canyon

Shuttle System

From early spring to late fall, ride free shuttles in Springdale and the park. You do not need a ticket or reservation to ride the park shuttle. Check the seasonal shuttle schedule before your visit.


 
Rainbows over the East Temple.

Weather

Check the weather forecast and our Weather and Climate page. See real-time conditions near Springdale on the park webcam.

Summer daytime temperatures exceed 100°F/38°C. Mid- to late-summer monsoons (heavy rain) increase the chance of flash floods. Winter daytime temperatures range from 30°F/-1°C to 60°F/16°C.

 
The Virgin River flowing through a narrow canyon.

Rivers

Avoid exposure to toxic cyanobacteria. Do not submerge your head in or drink water from any rivers in Zion National Park.

The Narrows closes when the Virgin River flow rate is over 150 cubic feet per second (CFS) and when the National Weather Service issues a Flash Flood Warning. Check this United States Geological Survey webpage to see the flow rate in real time, and remember that flash floods are always possible.

 
A wildland firefighter with a white helmet and Zion Wildland fire sticker monitors a pile of slash (wood) as it burns in Zion National Park

Wildfire & Campfires

2023 Fires

Crater Hill Fire - ~135 acres
Horse Fire - ~5 acres
Watchman Fire - ~1/4 acre

Campfire Restrictions

Fires are allowed in metal campfire rings. Fires are never allowed in Zion Wilderness. Fireworks are always prohibited.

 
A helicopter on the ground with a SAR team working nearby.

Latest News

Read News Releases and follow Zion on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

 
Two hikers on the West Rim Trail.

Trails & Hiking

Pick a trail from our hiking guide. Check the weather and drink plenty of water. Temperatures vary widely. Bring layers of clothing, food, water, and a flashlight.

Some trails are closed. Please do not enter closed areas.

Long-term Trail Closures

  • Hidden Canyon (long term closure due to a large rockfall).
  • Observation Point (via the East Rim Trail from Weeping Rock, long term closure due to a large rockfall).
 
Yellow tent in a campsite.

Campgrounds

Watchman Campground: Camping year round. Reservations only.

South Campground: Camping Spring through Fall. Reservations only.

Lava Point Campground: Camping Spring through Fall. Reservations only.

 
Opening of a car tunnel on a rock face.

Zion-Mount Carmel Tunnel

Tunnel is open. Oversize vehicles (like most motorhomes, recreational vehicles (RVs), and travel trailers) always require one-way traffic control by park rangers to go through narrow tunnel.

The tunnel is only open to oversize vehicles on a regular schedule when rangers are present to manage traffic. Those hours are:

  • Until March 23, 2024: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Learn more size restrictions and hours at the Zion-Mount Carmel Tunnel.

 
Snow on the Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway.

Roads

We share updates about park roads on Twitter @ZionNPS and on the webpage you are reading. For other 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: Only accessible by free shuttle bus for most of the year. Please check the seasonal shuttle schedule. If parking fills when the road is open to drivers (i.e. when shuttles are not running), the National Park Service may temporarily close the road. Check top of this page for closure alerts.

Zion-Mount Carmel Highway: The National Park Service works hard to keep this road open year-round. Sometimes closed due to snow, ice, rockfall, or traffic congestion. Check top of this page for closure alerts.

Kolob Terrace Road: From fall to spring, this road usually closes for several months due to snow. This seasonal closure begins at Maloney Hill - which is about one mile east (signed north) of the Hop Valley Trailhead. Check top of this page for closure alerts. Please pack out your trash and Leave No Trace.

Kolob Canyons Road: Closes frequently in winter but open for most of the year. Check top of this page for closure alerts or contact the Kolob Canyons Visitor Center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for current road conditions at 435-586-9548.

Lava Point Road: Open for most of the year. Closes most years from fall until spring due to snow. Check top of this page for closure alerts.

 
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National Parks in Southern Utah

Visit other national parks in Southern Utah. Learn more about permits, shuttles, and whether you need a reservation in this article.

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

Zion National Park
1 Zion Park Blvd.

Springdale, UT 84767

Phone:

435-772-3256
If you have questions, please email zion_park_information@nps.gov. Listen to recorded information by calling anytime 24 hours a day. Rangers answer phone calls from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. MT, but a ranger may not answer if they are already speaking with someone else.

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