Every Kid in a 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

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

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

September Calendar

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

Recognizing and Preventing Heat Stroke while Hiking

Recognizing and Preventing Heat Stroke Signs

When using the word heat stroke, many people think that it is interchangeable with heat exhaustion. The truth is, heat stroke happens once heat exhaustion has already been reached and untreated for some time. Both conditions are quite serious and steps should be taken to prevent the risk of heat stroke and heat exhaustion. Since heat exhaustion leads to heat … Read More