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

Nearest Airport Closing for 4 Months

Nearest airport to Zion National Park, the St. George Regional Airport closing.

The Closest Airport to Zion National Park Coming to Zion by sky? The nearest airport to Zion National Park, the St. George Regional Airport, is a wonderful facility and it’s a great, fast way to arrive at this outdoor mecca. If you are planning to visit Zion soon – here’s what you need to know: When is the St. George … Read More

UPDATE: Zion-Mount Carmel Highway to close for 3 weeks for repairs

ROAD CONSTRUCTION UPDATE-  The Zion-Mount Carmel Highway will officialy reopen on Saturday, April 27th at 8 a.m. MST. During the first day of resumed operations, park rangers will be present on both sides of the Zion-Mount Carmel Tunnel to help escort oversized vehicles between the hours of 8 am and 7 pm.  Starting Sunday, April 28th, the Tunnel will then be … Read More

Animals of Zion [UPDATED]

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

Discover ‘So Utah’ during the 2019 Southern Utah Tourism Summit

Southern Utah Tourism Summit 2019

Returning for its second year, the Southern Utah Tourism Summit brings with it the goal of building bridges between the tourism industry in Utah with the Utah Office of Tourism, private entities and different representatives.  This year’s summit looks to support those in the travel and tourism industry of Southern Utah with amazing keynote speakers, break out sessions, and their … 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

Rare Rock Shop-A Unique Gift Idea

Rare Rock Shop logo

As I sit here thinking of unique gifts for my family and friends this holiday season, with seemingly no luck, I happen to remember Rare Rock Shop. They have jewelry for my mom and slabs of stone for my sister who loves unique pieces in her home. My daughter is really into crystals, and Rare Rock Shop has a great … Read More