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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

Trails Update – date posted Aug 29, 2013

North Kaibab Trail: A section of the North Kaibab Trail after Supai Tunnel has been damaged due to heavy rain. The North Kaibab Trail is currently open to hikers but not to stock. The Grand Canyon Trail Crew expects to begin trail repair this week and hikers should be prepared for temporary delays. Hikers should Read the full article…

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