Discover ‘So Utah’ during the 2019 Southern Utah Tourism Summit

Southern Utah Tourism Summit 2019

Returning for its second year, the Southern Utah Tourism Summit brings with it the goal of building bridges between the tourism industry in Utah with the Utah Office of Tourism, private entities and different representatives.  This year’s summit looks to support those in the travel and tourism industry of Southern Utah with amazing keynote speakers, break out sessions, and their … Read More

Every Kid in a Park

Family hikes in Zion National Park

As cheesy as it may sound, there are some places in the world that call to your soul. Utah’s national parks – Zion National Park particularly – are among the top of those places for me. It has been so for as long as I can remember. At least from the time my mother moved my sister, brother and myself … 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

Animals of Zion

Desert Tortoise wildlife of Zion National Park

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

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