National Park Service taking action to keep parks open during shutdown

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

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

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

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

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

Pneumonia detected in the Zion Bighorn Sheep Herd

Officials in Zion National Park have become concerned about the park’s heard of bighorn sheep, after discovering that a few sheep had contracted a strain of pneumonia. Park biologists are asking for the public’s help in reporting sick sheep. In some cases, pneumonia in bighorn sheep can be deadly. Biologists identified a bighorn sheep ewe who was coughing and showing … Read More

Angels Landing and other trails remain closed after last week’s storms

Various popular trails in Zion National Park remain closed after damage was sustained during an intense thunderstorm on Wednesday last week. Angels Landing, Kayenta Trail, Upper Emerald Pools, West Rim from the Grotto Trailhead to Cabin Spring and the far end of the Lower Emerald Pools are among the trails closed. According to park officials, the trails will remain closed … Read More

UPDATED: Zion Roads and Trails closed following rock slides and flooding

UPDATE Friday July 13th 4:30 p.m. The Mt. Carmel Highway through the park is now open. UPDATE Friday July 13th 1:46 p.m. After removal of 3 feet of sand, debris and rockfall, the Riverside Walk has been reopened in Zion. The Zion-Mount Carmel Highway, as well as the trails listed in the update below remain closed. The Highway along with … Read More