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Road Conditions for Remote Trailheads – date posted Aug 29, 2013

The North Rim has received substantial rain and as a result the Basin Road (N-1) and the Kanabownits Road (N-4) to Point Sublime and Swamp Point are really muddy. Travel on these roads is not advised at this time due to deep mud and heavy erosion. With more rain in the forecast, the situation may Read the full article…

Report from the North Rim – date posted Aug 29, 2013

The North Rim has received substantial rain and as a result the Basin Road (N-1) and the Kanabownits Road (N-4) to Point Sublime and Swamp Point are really muddy. Travel on these roads is not advised at this time due to deep mud and heavy erosion. With more rain in the forecast, the situation may Read the full article…

Transportation Study at Zion National Park

Zion National Park is initiating a transportation study to evaluate the current in-park shuttle system and provide the park with visitor use data along the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. http://www.nps.gov/zion/parknews/ziontransstudy.htm

Free Lecture “Glen Canyon and the Colorado River: An Evolving Cultural Resource in the American West” on Thursday, August 29 at the Canyon Community Center in Springdale

Focusing on Glen Canyon and the Grand Canyon, this lecture will explore the ecological, economic, and social importance of the Colorado River http://www.nps.gov/zion/parknews/glca-coriver-lecture_august-29-at-canyon-cc.htm

Virgin River Management Plan Open House Sessions

The public is invited to participate in open house sessions where park and BLM staff will be available to provide information on the proposed plan, answer questions, and take comments. http://www.nps.gov/zion/parknews/vr_mgnt-plan-oh-sessions.htm

Drinking Water in the Cross-Canyon Corridor – date posted Aug 12, 2013

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…

Drinking Water in the Cross-Canyon Corridor – date posted Aug 9, 2013

There is a break in the transcanyon pipeline approximately five miles north of Phantom Ranch at the north end of the "Box". Repairs started Aug 8 and, if all goes well, are expected to be completed by Aug 11. During the shutdown of the waterline for repairs, drinking water will not be available at Roaring Read the full article…

Trails Update – date posted Aug 7, 2013

South Kaibab Trail Work: The Grand Canyon Trail Crew is working on the South Kaibab Trail, work will extend through September 2013. Trail delays are possible between 8am and 4pm for up to 45 minutes. To facilitate safely moving building materials down to the work site, it is necessary to clear the trail of hikers Read the full article…

Fire Restrictions to be Lifted in Color Country

Due to recent rainfall associated with the monsoon weather pattern and the subsequent reduction in the risk of wildfire, all fire restrictions currently in effect in Southwest Utah and Northwest Arizona have been lifted. http://www.nps.gov/zion/parknews/firerestrictionslifted2013.htm

Virgin River Management Plan Open for Public Comment

The plan addresses management and protection of those river segments that were added to the National Wild and Scenic River System in 2009. http://www.nps.gov/zion/parknews/vr_mngt_plan_comment.htm