24 high-priority projects being addressed thanks to Zion Forever Project

Watchman Zion National Park Utah

Thanks to Zion National Park’s official nonprofit partner, the Zion Forever Project, 24 high-priority projects will be addressed this year, as stated in the Zion Forever Project’s 2019 Field Guide, thanks to a historic investment of $1.5 million. In a press release by the Zion Forever Project, they stated that the nonprofit has demonstrated the importance that comes from leveraging … Read More

Zion National Park 2019 Shuttle Schedule

Zion National Park Shuttle Bus Schedule

What you need to know about the Zion Shuttle. Zion National Park has seen an unprecedented jump in visitation in recent years. Due to these record numbers of visitors, Zion can become quite congested, in fact, parking in Zion is limited and parking areas are usually full by mid-morning. To ensure your trip in Zion is stress & hassle free, … Read More

Climbing Routes Closed for Peregrine Falcons Nesting Period

Peregrine Falcon nesting at Zion National Park

A number of climbing routes were closed down on March 1st to help minimize any disruption during the Peregrine Falcon nesting period in Zion National Park. Routes and cliffs closed are areas that are often used by the falcons each year as they return to Zion National Park. Falcon’s are particularly sensitive during their nesting season. If their nesting area … Read More

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

National Park Service taking action to keep parks open during shutdown

Zion National Park road stays open

The National Park Service released a statement Sunday stating that it will be taking the needed steps to help pay for staffing at highly visited parks during the current partial government shutdown, by dipping into funds collected by entrance fees. P. Daniel Smith, Deputy Director of the National Park Service, stated that the funds allocated would be used to help … Read More

One National Park in Utah will remained staffed in 2019

Zion National Park road stays open

State officials confirmed on Friday that out of Utah’s 5 national parks, only one will continue to be staffed after the new year while the state pulls back its finding as the partial federal government shutdown continues. Managing director of the Utah Office of Tourism, Vicki Varela, stated that a nonprofit organization will pay around $2,000 – $2,5000 a day … 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

September Calendar

September in Zion

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

Do’s and Don’ts During a Flash Flood

Rain and Fog in Zion National Park

Flash Floods Flash Floods make water levels rise rapidly. Within minutes and sometimes seconds rising water can be at dangerous levels; meaning life-threatening. If you are in a slot canyon (rock walls on either side of you while you are walking or hiking), you could be in danger even if it’s not raining directly where you are hiking. Some of … Read More