Zion National Park vs. Bryce Canyon National Park

Zion National Park vs Bryce Canyon National Park

Zion National Park vs Bryce Canyon National Park Both Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park are spectacular, memorable experiences – totally worthwhile, but which is better? I get this question a lot and you guessed it – there’s no right or wrong answer. It all depends on your preferences, travel party, time and which season you’re going. Majestic … Read More

Zion-Mount Carmel Highway is Open!

Zion-Mount Carmel Highway is Open

Zion-Mount Carmel Highway Reopens As of Saturday, April 27th, 2019, Zion-Mount Carmel Highway is open again. After closing on April 9th, 2019, for road repairs as well as a new culvert, retaining wall, etc. – the highway reopened ahead of schedule. Zion-Mount Carmel Highway, along the Utah State Route 9, is an experience all in itself. One of America’s Greatest … Read More

Recent Trail Closures

Recent Trail Closures in Zion

Recent Trail Closures in Zion National Park Following extreme weather in Zion National Park, some popular trails have been closed. Recent trail closures include the famous Narrows hike, which is currently closed due to snowmelt; both Upper Emerald Pools and Kayenta Trail are closed because of storm damage; The Hidden Canyon Trail and Observation Point (starting from Weeping Rock) are closed due … Read More

Zion National Park 2019 Events Calendar

Zion National Park 2019 Events Calendar

Looking for things to do in Zion National Park this year? Don’t miss out on upcoming events in Zion! From Service Projects to Trail Marathons, there’s a lot to do and experience in the Park this year! Here’s a calendar of events & activities happening in Zion National Park in 2019. April Friday 12th-Saturday 13th – Zion Ultra Marathons & … Read More

Zion National Park Fire Restrictions; What You Need to Know

Zion National Park Fire Restrictions

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

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

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

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