National Park News

Visitor Use Management Plan Comment Period Extended

Public Review Of Preliminary Alternative Concepts Extended To Friday August 18, 2017. https://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/news/vump_extended_8_14_17.htm

Zion National Park Re-Opens Climbing Routes After Successful Peregrine Nesting Season

The Park thanks the climbing community for their cooperation through the 2017 breeding season. https://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/news/reopenclimbroutes.htm

Visitor Use Management Plan Alternatives Available For Review

Zion National Park’s preliminary alternative Concepts ready for review and comment. https://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/news/visitor-use-management-plan-alternatives-available-for-review.htm

Kolob Terrace Road Maintenance To Begin July 25, 2017

Flaggers will delay traffic during project https://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/news/ktr_7_10_17.htm

Fourth Of July Weekend Predicted To Be Very Busy In Zion National Park

Visitors Should Expect Parking to fill up Early, and Long lines for The Shuttles https://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/news/foj_6_29_17_a.htm

No Significant Impact Findings for the South Entrance Monument Site Reconfiguration Project

The proposed project will move the monument approximately 28 feet east from its original location https://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/news/semon_6_29_17.htm

Extreme Hot Weather Expected At Zion National Park

Visitors Should be Prepared for Very Hot Conditions Through Weekend https://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/news/extreme-hot-weather-expected-at-zion-national-park.htm

Busy Day For Search And Rescue at Zion National Park

Simultaneous Search and Research (SAR), Incidents in Park Yesterday https://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/news/sar_6_15_17.htm

Zion National Park Accepting 2018 Artist-In-Residence Applications

The Zion National Park Artist-In-Residence Program offers professional artists, of all disciplines, the opportunity to live and work in the Park for a period of one month https://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/news/airapps_6_9_17.htm

Hiker Falls Descending Lady Mountain

Multiple Agencies Assist in Complex Rescue Operation https://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/news/hikerlm_6_7_17.htm

Body Identified in Zion National Park

Follow up from Thursday June 1, 2017, the body was recovered by Park staff. https://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/news/bodyid_6_3_17.htm

Body Discovered in Zion National Park

Abandoned Vehicle leads to Missing Persons Search by Park Law Enforcement Rangers https://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/news/bdiscovered_6_3_17.htm

Impressions Of Zion Exhibit Opening June 9, 2017

Zion Human History Museum to Feature Works of Contemporary Impressionists https://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/news/zex_6_9_17.htm

Zion National Park Holiday Weekend Crowds Expected

Memorial Day Weekend tends to be one of Park’s busiest weekends https://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/news/holidaycrowd_5_23_17.htm

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

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

Prescribed Fire Planned in Zion National Park in mid-April

The project may be postponed because of unfavorable weather conditions or lack of firefighting resources. https://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/news/pxfire_4_16_17.htm

2017 PLEIN AIR ART INVITATIONAL PLANS SET AND ARTISTS SELECTED

Zion National Park and the Zion National Park Foundation have finalized the dates, event locations and artists for the 2017 Plein Air Art Invitational. The week-long event starts on Monday November 6, 2017 and culminates on Saturday November 11, 2017 with the “Art-In-The-Park” Paint Out and Silent Auction event held on the grounds of the Zion Lodge. https://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/news/2017-plein-air-art-invitational-plans-set-and-artists-selected.htm

Extended Hours Delayed at Zion Human History Museum and Visitor Center

Starting April 29, 2017, both the Zion Human History Museum and Zion Canyon Visitor Center will remain open daily until 6:00 p.m https://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/news/hoursdelyyed.htm

Lower Emerald Pool Trail Reopens To Visitors

Trail had been closed due to rockfall. https://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/news/leptreopens.htm

Hiker Identified After Fall in Zion National Park

Zion National Park officials have learned the identity of the man who fell from the Angels Landing Trail on Friday March 3, 2017. https://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/news/hikerid_3_6_17.htm

Hiker Dies after Fall in Zion National Park

The hiker’s identity and cause of death are still under investigation. https://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/news/hikerdies_3_3_17.htm

Zion National Park Announces Schedule of 2017 Climbing Closures

Climbing routes on cliffs used by nesting Peregrine Falcons in Zion will be temporarily closed beginning March 1, 2017 https://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/news/climbingclosures_2_28_17.htm

Zion National Park Holiday Weekend Expectations

Presidents Day Weekend starts with some trail closures and abbreviated Shuttle Schedule https://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/news/presday2017.htm

Zion Canyon Shuttle Services to Resume

Zion National Park will resume shuttle service on special weekend dates beginning in February 2017. https://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/news/shuttle-services-resume.htm

Zion Canyon Scenic Drive Reopened after Rock Slide

Zion Canyon Scenic Drive is now open to the Temple of Sinawava. https://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/news/sd-reopened.htm

Road Closure at Zion due to Large Rock and Debris Slide

No injuries occurred; road closed until further notice. https://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/news/zcsdrockfall_1_14_17.htm

Trail Closures at Zion due to Landslides and Erosion

Lower Emerald Pool Trail and part of Sand Bench Trail are closed. https://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/news/trail-closures-1-13-2017.htm

Zion Condor Chick Confirmed, Male Parent Dies

The presence of a California condor chick has been confirmed in the nest cave within Zion National Park, but the male parent (Condor 337) has died despite treatment for high levels of lead in his blood. https://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/news/condorchick2016.htm

Zion National Park Deferred Maintenance Statistics Released

Zion National Park has nearly $70 Million in Deferred Maintenance -- Part of the $11.49 Billion Deferred Maintenance Backlog across the National Park System https://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/news/deferred-maintenance.htm