Zion – Mount Carmel Closure

Road Closures Sep. 5th and 6th Even deserts have monsoon seasons. On July 11 of this year, Zion National Park received three inches of rain in a three hour period, absolutely pummeling the park and damaging parts of the highway before and after the famous mile-long tunnel that connects State Route 9 to National Parks Highway (US Route 89). For … Read More

September Calendar

What’s Happening Planning out activities or just looking for something different to do? Hopefully this calendar of events in Zion and Springdale can help. Events are subject to change, check with home pages of events to confirm. Daily Ranger-led Programs in the Park:  8:00am Walking the Watchman 9:00am Ride With a Ranger 11:00am Patio Talk 2:00pm Patio Talk 4:00 pm … Read More

Zion-Mount Carmel Highway Closure set for September 5,6

Temporary half day closures will take place on September 5th and 6th for the Zion-Mount Carmel Highway through Zion National Park, which connects State Route 9 between Springdale and Mt. Carmel Junction. The closures will take place between the hours of 6 a.m. and 1 p.m. to help with emergency repairs to the asphalt roadway as well as to the … Read More

Do’s and Don’ts During a Flash Flood

Flash Floods Flash Floods make water levels rise rapidly. Within minutes and sometimes seconds rising water can be at dangerous levels; meaning life-threatening. If you are in a slot canyon (rock walls on either side of you while you are walking or hiking), you could be in danger even if it’s not raining directly where you are hiking. Some of … Read More

Pneumonia detected in the Zion Bighorn Sheep Herd

Officials in Zion National Park have become concerned about the park’s heard of bighorn sheep, after discovering that a few sheep had contracted a strain of pneumonia. Park biologists are asking for the public’s help in reporting sick sheep. In some cases, pneumonia in bighorn sheep can be deadly. Biologists identified a bighorn sheep ewe who was coughing and showing … Read More

Angels Landing and other trails remain closed after last week’s storms

Various popular trails in Zion National Park remain closed after damage was sustained during an intense thunderstorm on Wednesday last week. Angels Landing, Kayenta Trail, Upper Emerald Pools, West Rim from the Grotto Trailhead to Cabin Spring and the far end of the Lower Emerald Pools are among the trails closed. According to park officials, the trails will remain closed … Read More

UPDATED: Zion Roads and Trails closed following rock slides and flooding

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UPDATE Friday July 13th 4:30 p.m. The Mt. Carmel Highway through the park is now open. UPDATE Friday July 13th 1:46 p.m. After removal of 3 feet of sand, debris and rockfall, the Riverside Walk has been reopened in Zion. The Zion-Mount Carmel Highway, as well as the trails listed in the update below remain closed. The Highway along with … Read More

Zion officials anticipate crowded conditions for Memorial Day Weekend

In recent years, many areas of Utah have seen a huge uptick in the number of visitors. Zion, Bryce, and many other parks are experiencing record numbers of visitors. The same can be said for the popular Kanarra Falls near Kanarraville, Utah. Kanarra Falls is a gorgeous, photogenic trail. It is made from Kanarra Creek flowing through a beautiful red … Read More

New Permit System for Kanarra Falls begins in May

In recent years, many areas of Utah have seen a huge uptick in the number of visitors. Zion, Bryce, and many other parks are experiencing record numbers of visitors. The same can be said for the popular Kanarra Falls near Kanarraville, Utah. Kanarra Falls is a gorgeous, photogenic trail. It is made from Kanarra Creek flowing through a beautiful red … Read More