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Zion National Park Deferred Maintenance Statistics Released

Zion National Park has nearly $70 Million in Deferred Maintenance — Part of the $11.49 Billion Deferred Maintenance Backlog across the National Park System http://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/news/deferred-maintenance.htm

Crowded Conditions Anticipated at Zion National Park February 13-15

Peak Visitation Expected for President’s Day Weekend http://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/news/crowds-anticipated-this-weekend.htm

2016 Zion Plein Air Invitational Call for Artists

November 7-13, 2016, Zion National Park and the Zion National Park Foundation will host the 2016 Zion Plein Air Art Invitational. Applications from interested artists will be accepted now through Monday, February 8, 2016. http://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/news/2016-plein-air-call-for-artists.htm

Zion National Park, State of the Park Report

The NPS is developing these reports to assess the overall status and trends of each park’s resources and will use this information to improve park priority setting and to communicate complex park condition information to the public. http://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/news/state-of-park.htm

2016 Zion National Park Artists-in-Residence

Artists will immerse themselves in the beauty and wonders of Zion translating their experiences in the park into their art. http://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/news/air2016.htm

Upcoming Trail Work Will Affect Popular Hikes

Observation Point, Hidden Canyon, and East Rim will be impacted December 9-10. Angels Landing, Kayenta, and West Rim will be detoured December 16-17 http://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/news/trailwork12_15.htm

Backcountry Management Plan – date posted Nov 24, 2015

The National Park Service (NPS) announced today another opportunity for the public to weigh in on revisions to Grand Canyon National Park’s Backcountry Management Plan (BMP). The NPS began developing a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for this plan in 2011 in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). More than 580 public comments Read the full article…

Pipeline Construction at Phantom Ranch – date posted Nov 24, 2015

HIKERS AND GUESTS OF PHANTOM RANCH AND BRIGHT ANGEL CAMPGROUND SHOULD EXPECT NOISE AND DUST. Visitors to the Phantom Ranch area should be aware that work may take place between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on any day of the week. Daytime noise and dust impacts are expected due to the construction Read the full article…

Report from the North Rim – date posted Nov 24, 2015

Most visitor services on the North Rim have shut down for the season. The North Rim will remain open to visitors, closing for winter on Tuesday, December 1 or when snow closes State Highway 67 leading into the park. November 1 through May 15, the North Rim Campground reverts to primitive use with backcountry reservations Read the full article…

Trails Update – date posted Nov 24, 2015

We are in the time of year when shoe traction might be a good idea. Check in with the Backcountry Information Center for the latest trail conditions prior to starting your hike. All trails are open. For information about vehicle access to remote trailheads, contact the Backcountry Information Center. Hiking the Corridor? Be sure to Read the full article…