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Road Conditions for Remote Trailheads – date posted Aug 17, 2015

After heavy summer rain (July and August) or winter snow (December through March), expect impassable backcountry roads. If clear skies abound after the rain or snow, then it is often just a matter of days until the sun dries everything out. Sometimes, heavy rain or melting snow can lead to flooding, which can cause erosion Read the full article…

Report from the North Rim – date posted Aug 17, 2015

State Route 67 and all services on the North Rim re-opened for the 2015 season on May 15, 2015. The last day for most concessioner services and regularly scheduled ranger-led programs will be Thursday, October 15, 2015. The National Park Service will continue its operations including the visitor center, bookstore, and Backcountry Permits Office through Read the full article…

Road Conditions for Remote Trailheads – date posted Aug 12, 2015

Due to fallen trees blocking the road, Swamp Ridge road is not passable at this time. We hope to have it opened back up by Friday, Aug 14. Please be aware that North Bass and Powell Plateau trailheads will not be accessible by auto until that time. After heavy summer rain (July and August) or Read the full article…

Report from the North Rim – date posted Aug 12, 2015

Due to fallen trees blocking the road, Swamp Ridge road is not passable at this time. We hope to have it opened back up by Friday, Aug 14. Please be aware that North Bass and Powell Plateau trailheads will not be accessible by auto until that time. State Route 67 and all services on the Read the full article…

Heaps Canyon Fatality Name Released

Heaps Canyon is a strenuous, challenging, technical canyon with an approximate 3000 foot descent. http://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/news/fatalityname.htm

Canyoneer Fatality in Heaps Canyon

Heaps Canyon is a strenuous, challenging technical canyon with an approximate 3000 foot descent. http://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/news/fatalityheaps7_11_15.htm

Cathedral Fire

The Cathedral wildfire is currently burning in Zion National Park. The lower portion of the West Rim Trail is temporarily closed due to falling debris, so there is no access to Angels Landing at this time. http://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/news/cathedral-fire.htm

Tuweep Update – date posted Jun 15, 2015

A backcountry permit is required for all campers who wish to stay at Tuweep Campground. Permit requests can be made on the first of the month four months prior to the proposed start date through the park’s backcountry reservation system. The cost for a Tuweep backcountry permit is a non-refundable charge of $10 per permit Read the full article…

Report from the North Rim – date posted Jun 15, 2015

State Route 67 and all services on the North Rim re-opened for the 2015 season on May 15, 2015. The last day for most concessioner services and regularly scheduled ranger-led programs will be Thursday, October 15, 2015. The National Park Service will continue its operations including the visitor center, bookstore, and Backcountry Permits Office through Read the full article…

Pipeline Construction at Phantom Ranch – date posted Jun 15, 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…