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

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

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

Zion National Park Fire Restrictions; What You Need to Know

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

Zion National Park Announces Schedule of 2017 Climbing Closures

Beginning Wednesday, March 1st, 2017, certain climbing routes will experience closures for a short period. These closures are in an effort to protect the breeding and nesting areas of the beautiful Peregrine Falcon. The Peregrine Falcon is a magnificent bird that the Zion area is lucky to have. Unfortunately, the Peregrine Falcon has been considered an endangered species. By closing … Read More

Comment period extended for controversial oil, gas leases near Zion National Park

Kolab Terrace

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