Experience the Quieter side of Zion

Does your idea of a dream national park vacation include unpacking in an overpriced hotel in a small, rich, crowded tourist town?   Not ours. I would rather chew off my own foot than stay in a crowded town with streets over-flowing with pedestrians, higher prices, little parking and lines of tourists to almost everything.  It’s hard enough driving through … Read More

Zion National Park vs. Bryce Canyon National Park

Zion National Park vs Bryce Canyon National Park

Zion National Park vs Bryce Canyon National Park Both Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park are spectacular, memorable experiences – totally worthwhile, but which is better? I get this question a lot and you guessed it – there’s no right or wrong answer. It all depends on your preferences, travel party, time and which season you’re going. Majestic … Read More

Zion-Mount Carmel Highway is Open!

Zion-Mount Carmel Highway is Open

Zion-Mount Carmel Highway Reopens As of Saturday, April 27th, 2019, Zion-Mount Carmel Highway is open again. After closing on April 9th, 2019, for road repairs as well as a new culvert, retaining wall, etc. – the highway reopened ahead of schedule. Zion-Mount Carmel Highway, along the Utah State Route 9, is an experience all in itself. One of America’s Greatest … Read More

Recent Trail Closures

Recent Trail Closures in Zion

Recent Trail Closures in Zion National Park Following extreme weather in Zion National Park, some popular trails have been closed. Recent trail closures include the famous Narrows hike, which is currently closed due to snowmelt; both Upper Emerald Pools and Kayenta Trail are closed because of storm damage; The Hidden Canyon Trail and Observation Point (starting from Weeping Rock) are closed due … Read More

National Park Week 2019 in Zion

National Park Week 2019 in Zion

National Park Week 2019 in Zion How are you going to celebrate National Park Week 2019? From April 20th to April 28th, National Park Week will be observed at all National Parks throughout the United States. What is it? President Trump has officially proclaimed National Park Week 2019 as April 20 through April 28. In his Presidential Proclamation, he said, … Read More

Crowds at Angels Landing increase as warmer weather arrives

Celebrate National Park Week on Angels Landing

As warmer weather starts hitting Zion National Park, the amount of visitors in the park increases. This fluctuation of increase can cause any amount of problems for the park manager and those working in the area. The latest complex problem that park management and officials are having to figure out has been the crowds along the Angels Landing trail. The … Read More

Zion National Park 2019 Events Calendar

Zion National Park 2019 Events Calendar

Looking for things to do in Zion National Park this year? Don’t miss out on upcoming events in Zion! From Service Projects to Trail Marathons, there’s a lot to do and experience in the Park this year! Here’s a calendar of events & activities happening in Zion National Park in 2019. April Friday 12th-Saturday 13th – Zion Ultra Marathons & … Read More

Nearest Airport Closing for 4 Months

Nearest airport to Zion National Park, the St. George Regional Airport closing.

The Closest Airport to Zion National Park Coming to Zion by sky? The nearest airport to Zion National Park, the St. George Regional Airport, is a wonderful facility and it’s a great, fast way to arrive at this outdoor mecca. If you are planning to visit Zion soon – here’s what you need to know: When is the St. George … Read More

UPDATE: Zion-Mount Carmel Highway to close for 3 weeks for repairs

ROAD CONSTRUCTION UPDATE-  The Zion-Mount Carmel Highway will officialy reopen on Saturday, April 27th at 8 a.m. MST. During the first day of resumed operations, park rangers will be present on both sides of the Zion-Mount Carmel Tunnel to help escort oversized vehicles between the hours of 8 am and 7 pm.  Starting Sunday, April 28th, the Tunnel will then be … Read More

Animals of Zion [UPDATED]

Desert Tortoise wildlife of Zion National Park

Animals of Zion When hiking along the trails of Zion National Park, visitors will often stop to marvel at the panoramic landscape. The red rock terrain and incredible geological formations create one of the most picturesque views in the country. While the scenic views are quite impressive, hikers should be sure to look among the trails, on rocks, and in … Read More