National Park News

Angels Landing and a Portion of West Rim Trail Will Close For One Week In October

Beginning October 2, through 6, 2017, Angels Landing Trail will Close For Maintenance

Zion National Park Programs And Operations Go To New Hours

Close Times at the Park Museum, Visitor Center, Ranger Led Programs, and Tunnel Operations Hours Change, beginning September 5, 2017

Busy Holiday Weekend Expected For Zion National Park

Crowds Anticipated For Labor Day Weekend

Visitor Use Management Plan Comment Period Extended

Public Review Of Preliminary Alternative Concepts Extended To Friday August 18, 2017.

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.

Visitor Use Management Plan Alternatives Available For Review

Zion National Park’s preliminary alternative Concepts ready for review and comment.

Kolob Terrace Road Maintenance To Begin July 25, 2017

Flaggers will delay traffic during project

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

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

Extreme Hot Weather Expected At Zion National Park

Visitors Should be Prepared for Very Hot Conditions Through Weekend

Busy Day For Search And Rescue at Zion National Park

Simultaneous Search and Research (SAR), Incidents in Park Yesterday

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

Hiker Falls Descending Lady Mountain

Multiple Agencies Assist in Complex Rescue Operation

Body Identified in Zion National Park

Follow up from Thursday June 1, 2017, the body was recovered by Park staff.

Body Discovered in Zion National Park

Abandoned Vehicle leads to Missing Persons Search by Park Law Enforcement Rangers

Impressions Of Zion Exhibit Opening June 9, 2017

Zion Human History Museum to Feature Works of Contemporary Impressionists

Zion National Park Holiday Weekend Crowds Expected

Memorial Day Weekend tends to be one of Park’s busiest weekends

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.

Zion-Mount Carmel Highway Closed due to Rock Debris Falling

Intermittent, and sometimes continuous rock debris falling near roadway

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

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.

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.

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

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