Do’s and Don’ts During a Flash Flood

Rain and Fog in Zion National Park

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

Bighorn Sheep in Zion National Park

Officials in Zion National Park have become concerned about the park’s herd 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

Rock slide closures in Zion National Park

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

Road closures from rockslide & flooding in Zion National Park

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

Zion National Park Shuttle Bus Schedule

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

Kanarraville Falls near Zion National Park

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

National Parks set to raise fees to $35, not $70

Free Parks Day

Beginning June 1st, 2018, guests to many of the nation’s parks will pay an increased fee for entrance. The Interior Department has decided to increase the fee at every admission-charging park by $5. This change was announced on Thursday, April 12th, 2018, and it will boost the fees at the most popular national parks to $35 rather than their usual … Read More

Kolob Canyon to close for 7 months

Couple preparing to take in the beauty of a Kolob Canyon Hike

Beginning June 1st, 2018, guests to many of the nation’s parks will pay an increased fee for entrance. The Interior Department has decided to increase the fee at every admission-charging park by $5. This change was announced on Thursday, April 12th, 2018, and it will boost the fees at the most popular national parks to $35 rather than their usual … Read More

Kolob Canyon

Kolob Canyon in Zion National Park

Beginning June 1st, 2018, guests to many of the nation’s parks will pay an increased fee for entrance. The Interior Department has decided to increase the fee at every admission-charging park by $5. This change was announced on Thursday, April 12th, 2018, and it will boost the fees at the most popular national parks to $35 rather than their usual … Read More