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Drinking Water in the Cross-Canyon Corridor – date posted Apr 21, 2014

Purified drinking water is usually available year-round at Bright Angel and Indian Garden Campgrounds and at Bright Angel and South Kaibab trailheads. Grand Canyon’s water supply comes from Roaring Springs, a natural spring located approximately 3,500 feet below the North Rim. Water is delivered via an aging pipeline that suffers multiple breaks a year. When Read the full article…

Trail Closures on East Rim, Observation Point and Hidden Canyon Trails in Summer, 2014

Trail work will begin in early June. http://www.nps.gov/zion/parknews/trail-closures-2014.htm

Zion National Park BASE Jumper Recovered and Identified

At approximately 11:00 am, March 25, 2014, a Search and Rescue (SAR) team consisting of members from Grand Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, and several volunteer climbers recovered a BASE jumper’s body from the West Temple area. http://www.nps.gov/zion/parknews/basejumperrecovered.htm

Second BASE Jumping Fatality at Zion National Park

This is the second BASE jumping fatality in Zion in just over a month. http://www.nps.gov/zion/parknews/secondbasejump.htm

Trails Update – date posted Mar 21, 2014

South Rim trails are mostly snow and ice free. On the Tanner Trail there are still a couple of small icy patches in the Kaibab and Toroweap. North Kaibab Trail: A small section of the North Kaibab Trail below Supai Tunnel was damaged in September 2013 due to heavy rain. The North Kaibab Trail is Read the full article…

Road Conditions for Remote Trailheads – date posted Mar 21 2014

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…

Spring / Summer 2014 Backpacking Season – date posted Mar 21, 2014

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…

Zion Canyon Scenic Drive Traffic Control during the Last Three Weekends of March

Zion National Park’s shuttle bus system does not begin operation until April 1, 2014. http://www.nps.gov/zion/parknews/traffic-control-march.htm

Zion NP, Cedar Breaks NM and Pipe Spring NM Tourism Creates $193 Million in Local Economic Benefit

Report shows visitor spending supports 2,394 jobs in local economy http://www.nps.gov/zion/parknews/parks-economic-benefit.htm

Bicyclist Seriously Injured after Eight Attempt to Illegally Bicycle Through Zion Tunnel

A group of eight bicyclists from Salt Lake City attempted to illegally bicycle through the Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel in Zion National Park. Two of the bicyclists hit the tunnel wall and crashed. http://www.nps.gov/zion/parknews/bicyclistinjured.htm