Current Conditions


Zion Canyon Visitor Center with yellow cottonwood trees in the fall.
Shuttle bus in Zion Canyon

Shuttle System

From early spring to late fall, you can ride a free shuttle to access the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. You do not need a ticket or reservation to ride the park shuttle. Check to see our current shuttle schedule.

Rainbows over the East Temple.

Weather Conditions

In summer, temperatures in Zion National Park often exceed 100°F/38°C. Zion experiences monsoons from mid-July into September that results in an increased risk of flash floods. Always be aware of the threat of storms and lightning and be prepared for a wide range of weather conditions. Check the weather forecast and know what to expect on the Weather and Climate page, or find out what it looks like now on the park webcam.

The Virgin River flowing through a narrow canyon.

River Conditions

**See ALERT at top of page about toxic Cyanobacteria bloom**
Flow Rate of the Virgin River
Most recent water temperature (11/26/2021): 42ºF/5ºC

The Narrows closes when the flow rate is over 150 cubic feet per second (CFS), or during spring snowmelt. The Narrows also closes when a Flash Flood Warning is issued by the National Weather Service, and remains closed for two hours after the warning is lifted. Check the weather before you head into a narrow canyon. Flash floods are always possible.

A helicopter on the ground with a SAR team working nearby.

Latest News

Visit the News Release page for up-to-date park news. Connect with Zion through our social media sites on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Flickr.

Two hikers on the West Rim Trail.

Trail Conditions

Pick a trail that is right for you from our hiking guide. Please check weather daily before hiking. Drink plenty of water during the summer heat. Temperatures can vary widely during each day. Carry and use layers to adapt to changing conditions.
Several trails are damaged due to previous large storms or rockfalls. For your safety, do not enter closed trails. Closed trails are heavily damaged and unstable.

Closed Trails

Yellow tent in a campsite.

Campground Conditions

Watchman Campground: Open. Reservations only camping year round.
South Campground: Open. Reservations only camping from March through October, 2022.
Lava Point Campground: Closed for the season.

Snow on the Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway.
Road Conditions

In addition to this page, you can also find updated road conditions on Twitter @ZionNPS. For Utah road conditions, call 866-511-8824, or if you are in Utah, dial 5-1-1 on your cell phone.

Zion Canyon Scenic Drive: 4/22/2022 - The Zion Canyon Scenic Drive is only accessible by free shuttle bus. Please check back for 2022 shuttle schedule. more...

Zion-Mount Carmel Highway: 4/22/2022 - Clear. Oversize vehicles will require one-way traffic control and are allowed 8:00 am to 7 pm. Learn more about the Zion-Mount Carmel Tunnel.

Kolob Terrace Road: 4/22/2022 - Road is open. Please pack out your trash and Leave No Trace.

Kolob Canyons Road: 4/22/2022 - Road is open. Frequent road closures may occur during winter weather storms. Contact the Kolob Canyons visitor center from 8am to 5pm for current road conditions at 435-586-9548.

Last updated: May 7, 2022

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Zion National Park
1 Zion Park Blvd.
State Route 9

Springdale , UT 84767


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