Contact: (435) 772-3251

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…

Report from the North Rim – date posted May 15, 2017

The North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park opened for the season on May 15.

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

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 the pipeline breaks, water stops flowing to the North and South Rims and sites along the way. Although large storage tanks provide Read the full article…

Angel’s Landing: A Truly Unique Hiking Experience

There are many places throughout Zion to have an enjoyable hike. Some are leisurely, some are strenuous, but none are as exciting as Angel’s Landing. This hike is not for the faint of heart and takes a lot of courage to finish the whole route. The steep hills and quick ascent make it very physically Read the full article…

Hidden Canyon Trail to close on June 5, through September 1, 2017

This will be the third and final closure of Hidden Canyon to complete the project. https://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/news/hcclosure.htm

Zion National Park Extends Invitation to Participate in Park Planning via Electronic Communications

Beginning June 1, 2017, the park will transfer to an electronic platform to distribute correspondence regarding park projects and associated compliance documents. https://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/news/parkplanelecom.htm