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Road Conditions for Remote Trailheads – date posted Sep 17, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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…

Zion National Park’s Red Roads Get Repaved

Access to the Temple of Sinawava will be closed Wednesday, September 18, and park shuttles will go no farther than Big Bend that day. http://www.nps.gov/zion/parknews/zionroadrepaved.htm

Canyoneer Dies from Fall in Zion’s Subway

The Left Fork of North Creek is a popular canyoneering route, accessible only with a wilderness permit. http://www.nps.gov/zion/parknews/fatalfallsubway.htm

Successful Nighttime Search and Rescue in Behunin Canyon

On September 2, park rangers were notified of a serious fall in Behunin Canyon, a difficult, nine hour canyoneering route above the Emerald Pools. http://www.nps.gov/zion/parknews/sarbehunin_9_4_13.htm