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 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

Zion National Park Fire Restrictions; What You Need to Know

These restrictions affect all campgrounds and open areas in Zion, excluding Lava Point Campground. It is important to be aware of surroundings to be sure that there are no open flames in an area that can easily catch fire. Following these restrictions is the best way visitors can help preserve the beauty of Zion and the safety of guests. Failure … Read More

Zion Canyon Native Flute School Performances

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

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

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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

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