Rare Rock Shop-A Unique Gift Idea

As I sit here thinking of unique gifts for my family and friends this holiday season, with seemingly no luck, I happen to remember Rare Rock Shop. They have jewelry for my mom and slabs of stone for my sister who loves unique pieces in her home. My daughter is really into crystals, and Rare Rock Shop has a great … Read More

Animals of Zion

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

Zion Narrows will reopen temporarily after agreement reached

The top-down hike through the Narrows, which was shut off after private landowners posted no trespassing signs, will reopen temporarily after an agreement was reached between the landowners and Washington County. The Narrows will open up for public access starting Saturday and run through the end of the year with an easement, stated Zachary Renstrom, the Chairman of the Washington … Read More

Zion in October

What’s Happening October in Zion.  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 Patio Talk 8:00pm Zion Lodge Evening Program 9:15 pm Watchman Evening Program Monday, October 1: Tom Wheeler, local Springdale … Read More

No Permits Issued for Narrows Hike in Zion

Zion National Park

No Permits Issued for Narrows Hike in Zion Chances are you’ve heard of the Narrows, the famous hike through Zion National Park. Park officials on Tuesday, September 25, announced on Twitter that they are no longer issuing permits for the adventurous hike, and the reason; a private property owner who owns a portion of the trail has posted No Trespassing … Read More

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