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Trails Update – date posted Oct 22, 2013

October 22nd, 2013

North Kaibab Trail: A small section of the North Kaibab Trail below Supai Tunnel was damaged in September due to heavy rain. The North Kaibab Trail is currently open to hikers but not to stock below Supai Tunnel. Hikers should be prepared for temporary delays, use caution, and follow instructions given by the trail crew Read the full article…

Zion National Park to Construct a New River Irrigation System

October 21st, 2013

During the first phase, which is expected to be completed in April 2014, a half-mile section of the Pa’rus Trail will be closed. http://www.nps.gov/zion/parknews/zion-new-irrigation-system.htm

Concrete to Canyons: Engaging Las Vegas Youth in the Zion Wilderness

September 18th, 2013

Thanks to a generous grant from National Park Foundation and Zion National Park Foundation, Zion National Park will be hosting 25 fifth-grade students from Rainbow Dreams Academy in Las Vegas for their first camping experience. http://www.nps.gov/zion/parknews/lasvegasyouthinzion.htm

Road Conditions for Remote Trailheads – date posted Sep 17, 2013

September 18th, 2013

The North Rim has received substantial rain and as a result the Basin Road (N-1) to Point Sublime is really muddy. Travel on this road is not advised at this time due to deep mud and heavy erosion. Check with the North Rim Backcountry Information Center before heading out to a remote trailhead. Always be Read the full article…

Trails Update – date posted Sep 17, 2013

September 17th, 2013

Hikers are reminded to use caution when hiking on any trail in the park during or after heavy rain. Wet, muddy, and debris-scattered trail conditions can lead to greater chances of slips, trips, and falls. Before beginning a hike, always check the status of the trails and the weather forecast. Additional rainfall could result in Read the full article…

Update: Zion- Mt. Carmel Highway Reopens

September 12th, 2013

Road crews continue to stabilize the road. During that work, drivers should expect one-way traffic and up to 15 minute delays. http://www.nps.gov/zion/parknews/zmchighwayreopens.htm

Zion National Park Hosts a Volunteer Astronomer

September 12th, 2013

While in the park, volunteer astronomer Scott Spence will conduct informal day and night viewing sessions using solar-scopes and telescopes. http://www.nps.gov/zion/parknews/vip_astronomer.htm

Trails Update – date posted Sep 11, 2013

September 11th, 2013

Hikers are reminded to use caution when hiking on any trail in the park during or after heavy rain. Wet, muddy, and debris-scattered trail conditions can lead to greater chances of slips, trips, and falls. Before beginning a hike, always check the status of the trails and the weather forecast. Additional rainfall could result in Read the full article…

Zion- Mt. Carmel Highway Closed due to Road Damage Caused by Flooding

September 11th, 2013

The Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway on the east side of Zion National Park, between Canyon Junction and the East Entrance, is closed to vehicles effective immediately. http://www.nps.gov/zion/parknews/zion-mtcarmelhighwayclosed.htm

Trails Update – date posted Sep 10, 2013

September 11th, 2013

Hikers are reminded to use caution when hiking into the canyon on any trail during and after heavy rainfall. Rockslides, mudslides, unstable footing, and flooded washes are just a few of the obstacles that hikers may encounter along the trail. Forecasters are calling for more rain this week across parts of the Kaibab Plateau, which Read the full article…