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Road Conditions for Remote Trailheads – date posted May 13, 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…

Drinking Water outside the Cross-Canyon Corridor – date posted May 13, 2015

Hikers should make every effort to obtain recent confirmation of water availability and become familiar with routes to the river before starting any hike. Contact the Backcountry Information Center for recent water reports. Water available (year-round) on the South Rim at the Backcountry Information Center in the lobby and at Hermits Rest (near the other Read the full article…

Summer 2015 Backpacking Season – date posted May 13, 2015

If you would like to make an advance reservation to camp in the Grand Canyon, we need at least three weeks’ notice. If your planned hike is less than three weeks away, come in person to the Backcountry Information Center and request a walk-in permit. Availability of last minute permits is dependent on the season. Read the full article…

Be Aware of Lightning Danger – date posted May 13, 2015

Summer storms in the southwest are often accompanied by potentially deadly lightning. Visitors walking and hiking in the park are reminded that if they can hear thunder, they should consider ending outdoor activities. If the sound of thunder follows a lightning flash within 30 seconds, seek shelter inside a building or vehicle. If this is Read the full article…

Zion National Park Accepting 2016 Artist-in-Residence Applications

The Zion National Park Artist in Residence program offers professional artists the opportunity to live and work in the majestic desert environment of southern Utah for a period of one month.

Tourism to Local National Parks (Zion, Bryce, Cedar Breaks and Pipe Spring) creates more than $433 Million in Economic Benefits

Report shows visitor spending supports nearly 5,000 jobs in local economy

Zion National Park Celebrates National Park Week with Fee Free Days and Several Special Events

Zion National Park will join other National Parks throughout the country in celebrating National Park Week from Saturday, April 18 to Sunday, April 26 with several events.

Southwest Utah Public Health Department and National Park Service Investigate Confirmed Case of Tuberculosis at Zion National Park

Southwest Utah Public Health Department and the National Park Service believe there is no risk to the public and encourage visits as usual to Zion National Park.

Updated Times for 3-D Laser Scanning of Zion Tunnel will Result in Short Intermittent Closures on Weekdays between March 12 and 27

Visitors through the tunnel should expect 20-30 minute delays due to tunnel closures on weekdays between March 12 and 27, 2015.

Angels Landing Hike

If you are looking for a breathe of fresh air in Zion National Park, look no further than the Angels Landing Trail. This hike is four hours round trip and a total of 5 miles walking distance. This climb will take you up 1,520 feet along a steep Zion Park passageway. Some of the views Read the full article…