Narrows at Zion National Park closed due to high water levels

Hikers in Zion Narrows

Without water, the incredible formations throughout Zion National Park and the rest of Utah would be nonexistent. The same water that is responsible for creating the beautiful canyons throughout Zion National Park is currently also responsible for making them a dangerous place to hike. Until further notice, due to excessive water levels, The Narrows at Zion National Park will be … Read More

Pets and National Parks — What are the Regulations

What to know about pets in Zion National Park

There is one area in which pets are allowed to enjoy the park. If pets are properly leashed and cleaned up after, they can enjoy a stroll along Pa’rus Trail. There are many rules in place for visitors who bring along dogs or other pets. These rules are not meant to be an aggravation, but rather to ensure the safety … Read More

Five Ways to Celebrate National Park Week

Secret Hikes in Zion - Pine Cree Waterfall

Throughout the year, the National Park Service hosts a series of days where the admission fee for parks is waived. These days are a great opportunity for budget-conscience travelers to explore the nation’s National Parks. The next free park days will take place during National Park Week. This year, National Park Week is from April 15th to April 22nd. For … Read More

Tips for Safely Hiking Zion National Park

Tips for Hiking Safety in Zion National Park

Hiking is one of the best ways to see all that Zion National Park has to offer. Walking along the natural landscape provides an up-close view of everything that makes Zion so beautiful. Hikers may choose to explore the rocky terrain, hike along the canyon and mesas, or traverse the Zion backcountry. Every area of Zion National Park has something … Read More

Vandalism Harms our National Parks

Graffiti Vandalism in National Parks

On the sides of buildings and train cars, the inside of bathroom stalls, and bus stops, these are all places we are used to seeing vandalism. From spray paint to shattered glass, vandalism is a terrible crime that reduces the beauty and value of whatever is vandalized. The devastation of vandalism can be seen in small towns, big cities, and … Read More

Zion National Park Announces Schedule of 2017 Climbing Closures

Climbing closures in Zion National Park 2017

Beginning Wednesday, March 1st, 2017, certain climbing routes will experience closures for a short period. These closures are in an effort to protect the breeding and nesting areas of the beautiful Peregrine Falcon. The Peregrine Falcon is a magnificent bird that the Zion area is lucky to have. Unfortunately, the Peregrine Falcon has been considered an endangered species. By closing … Read More

Zion Canyon Native Flute School Performances

Flute Performances in Zion National Park

The deep, rich history of Zion Canyon is part of the reason it is so unique. The Zion Canyon has historical roots which date back to the Native people of the west. These native groups had many rituals and traditions which make their culture incredibly interesting. One of the most beautiful parts of the native culture is the music. While … Read More

Free National Parks Days for 2017

Free Parks Day

Monday, February 20th is an important day, and not just because of President’s Day. This day is also one of the National Park Services Fee Free Days. If you have been putting off going to Zion National Park, or any of the other 124 parks that charge admission across the country, this Monday is the perfect day to visit. In … Read More

Comment period extended for controversial oil, gas leases near Zion National Park

Kolob Terrace near Zion National Park

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has made the decision to extend the comment period for the proposal to lease land for oil and gas expansion in the local area. This proposed development site is extremely close to Zion National Park, a popular tourist area. Extending the comment period will allow residents, those who oppose the lease, and others, to … Read More

Trump hiring freeze hits Zion National Park; shuttles resume

Transportation shuttle in Zion National Park

SPRINGDALE – Zion National Park is gearing up for more visitors as warmer weather approaches, an effort that has been made more difficult by President Donald Trump’s freeze on hiring federal employees. Parking lots at Zion National Park were overflowing for the Presidents Day weekend, Zion National Park, Feb. 16, 2015 | Photo by Dan Mabbutt, St. George News Parking lots … Read More