Concrete to Canyons: Engaging Las Vegas Youth in the Zion Wilderness

Thanks to a generous grant from National Park Foundation and Zion National Park Foundation, Zion National Park will be hosting 25 fifth-grade students from Rainbow Dreams Academy in Las Vegas for their first camping experience. http://www.nps.gov/zion/parknews/lasvegasyouthinzion.htm

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 prepared for emergency situations, and …

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 future damage or debris on …

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 future damage or debris on …

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 could lead to additional trail …

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