Zion’s Kolob Canyon District to reopen Friday

Kolob Canyon in Zion to reopen

After nine months of closure due to re-constructions, the facilities in the Kolob Canyon District are set to reopen on Friday. The area of Zion National Park shut down for construction in May 2018 to help reconstruct sections of the road, repave the road. The project also included adding accessible parking for visitors, a sidewalk and two new bathrooms. With … Read More

Local community pledges funds to keep Zion National Park open

Angels Landing

With the partial federal government shutdown continuing into its second week, officials from local communities have been working to help maintain Zion National Park opened for at least another week. Zion has been able to remain partially operational thanks to funds granted by the State of Utah as well as the nonprofit Zion Forever Project. While these funds have been … 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

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

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 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