National Park News

South Entrance Monument Site Reconfiguration Environmental Assessment Available for Review and Comment

South Entrance Monument Site Reconfiguration Environmental Assessment Available for Review and Comment

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.


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.

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

Lower Emerald Pool Trail Reopens To Visitors

Trail had been closed due to rockfall.

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.

Hiker Dies after Fall in Zion National Park

The hiker’s identity and cause of death are still under investigation.

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

Zion National Park Holiday Weekend Expectations

Presidents Day Weekend starts with some trail closures and abbreviated Shuttle Schedule

Zion Canyon Shuttle Services to Resume

Zion National Park will resume shuttle service on special weekend dates beginning in February 2017.

Zion Canyon Scenic Drive Reopened after Rock Slide

Zion Canyon Scenic Drive is now open to the Temple of Sinawava.

Road Closure at Zion due to Large Rock and Debris Slide

No injuries occurred; road closed until further notice.

Trail Closures at Zion due to Landslides and Erosion

Lower Emerald Pool Trail and part of Sand Bench Trail are closed.

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.

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