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

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

O.C. Tanner Amphitheater Summer Concert Series

The O.C. Tanner Amphitheater is an impressive outdoor amphitheater that is a part of Dixie State University. Each year, they present a summer concert series full of incredible guests and shows. Each show offers concertgoers the chance to see a performance that will delight and excite. While the shows at the O.C. Tanner Amphitheater are lovely, another reason to visit … Read More

Utah Offers Rescue Coverage for Backcountry Explorers

When outdoorsmen and women venture into the wilderness, they do so with the intention of making it back home safely once their journey concludes. Unfortunately, that is not always how things play out. During an outdoor expedition, there are many unforeseen dangers that can pose a serious threat to those who encounter them. Falling rocks, high waters, or accidental falls … Read More

BLM announces decision on Oil & Gas leases near Zion National Park

Those who were concerned about the prospect of oil and gas development sites just one and a half miles from Zion National Park can breathe a sigh of relief. At least, that is, for the time being. The plan to start oil and gas development in the area was proposed in December 2016 but has been deferred until further notice. … Read More

Narrows at Zion National Park closed due to high water levels

Without water, the incredible formations throughout Zion National Park and the rest of Utah would be nonexistent. The same water that is responsible for creating the beautiful canyons throughout Zion National Park is currently also responsible for making them a dangerous place to hike. Until further notice, due to excessive water levels, The Narrows at Zion National Park will be … Read More