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Zion Mount Carmel Highway Re-Opens For All Vehicles

Although sand and debris continue to fall, there is little chance for it to reach the roadway. https://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/news/zmchreopens_5_20_17.htm

Zion-Mount Carmel Highway Closed due to Rock Debris Falling

Intermittent, and sometimes continuous rock debris falling near roadway https://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/news/zmch_5_19_17.htm

Fire Restrictions to be Implemented in Zion National Park; Campfires Prohibited in Zion Canyon

Restrictions Only Apply to Zion National Park; Other Public Lands Not Included https://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/news/fireres_5_18_17.htm

Hermit Trailhead Access – date posted May 15, 2017

From Mar 1 to Nov 30, Hermit Road is closed to private vehicles. A numerical code is required to open the gate giving access to Hermit Road. Hikers with a valid backcountry permit who are beginning or ending their hike via the Hermit Trail will be permitted to park at the Hermit trailhead. The Backcountry Read the full article…

South Kaibab Trailhead Access – date posted May 15, 2017

Hikers must access the South Kaibab Trailhead by shuttle bus. There are two options. An early morning Hikers’ Express goes to the South Kaibab Trailhead from Bright Angel Lodge shuttle bus stop, the Backcountry Information Center, and Grand Canyon Visitor Center daily, year-round. Parking is available at the Backcountry Information Center. The Kaibab/Rim Route shuttle Read the full article…

Drinking Water outside the Cross-Canyon Corridor – date posted May 15, 2017

Hikers should make every effort to obtain recent confirmation of water availability and become familiar with routes to the river before starting any hike. Contact the Backcountry Information Center for recent water reports. Water available (year-round) on the South Rim at the Backcountry Information Center in the lobby and at Hermits Rest (near the other Read the full article…

Tuweep Update – date posted May 15, 2017

A BACKCOUNTRY PERMIT IS REQUIRED FOR ALL CAMPERS WHO WISH TO STAY AT TUWEEP CAMPGROUND. Permit requests can be made on the first of the month four months prior to the proposed start date through the park’s backcountry reservation system. The cost for a Tuweep backcountry permit is a non-refundable charge of $10 per permit Read the full article…

Be Aware of Lightning Danger – date posted May 15, 2017

Summer storms in the southwest are often accompanied by potentially deadly lightning. Visitors walking and hiking in the park are reminded that if they can hear thunder, they should consider ending outdoor activities. If the sound of thunder follows a lightning flash within 30 seconds, seek shelter inside a building or vehicle. If this is Read the full article…

Trails Update – date posted May 15, 2017

Be aware that spring weather can affect trail conditions. Check in with the Backcountry Information Center for the latest trail conditions prior to starting your hike. For information about vehicle access to remote trailheads, contact the Backcountry Information Center. —————————————— Check in with the Backcountry Information Center for the latest trail conditions prior to starting Read the full article…

Road Conditions for Remote Trailheads – date posted May 15, 2017

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…