One National Park in Utah will remained staffed in 2019

Zion National Park road stays open

State officials confirmed on Friday that out of Utah’s 5 national parks, only one will continue to be staffed after the new year while the state pulls back its finding as the partial federal government shutdown continues. Managing director of the Utah Office of Tourism, Vicki Varela, stated that a nonprofit organization will pay around $2,000 – $2,5000 a day … Read More

Mandatory Shuttle Service to be tested in Zion for remainder of 2018

Zion National Park Shuttle Bus Schedule

Starting Saturday, December 22nd, and running through December 31st, Zion National Park will be testing their mandatory shuttle service in the park. This shuttle service will also provide services in Springdale to help visitors with connections in the park and town. These shuttle services are expected to help reduce regular vehicle traffic and congestion regularly experienced in Zion Canyon during … Read More

Rare Rock Shop-A Unique Gift Idea

Rare Rock Shop logo

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

Zion Narrows will reopen temporarily after agreement reached

Zion Narrows hike reopens

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

Zion National Park 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 Narrows Hike permits

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 closure in Zion National Park

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

September in Zion

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