Zion National Park News
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National Park Service reopens Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway after clearing rockfall
June 1, 2022 | 7:43 pm
The Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway is open after Zion National Park staff cleared a rockfall west of the Zion-Mount Carmel Tunnel. After initially clearing the road, National Park Service (NPS) staff observed other loose above the right of way. NPS staff used water pumped from a fire truck to dislodge these rocks.
Rockfall temporarily closes main road through Zion National Park
June 1, 2022 | 3:33 pm
The Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway is closed in Zion National Park due to a rock fall west of the Zion-Mount Carmel Tunnel. The road will remain closed from Canyon Junction to the East Entrance Station as maintenance workers remove the fallen rock and assess the condition of the road. The National Park Service will reopen the road as soon as it is safe to do so. The rest of the park remains open.
Memorial Day Weekend is a busy time to visit Zion National Park
May 24, 2022 | 6:01 pm
There is never a bad time to visit Zion, but if you plan to travel to the park during Memorial Day Weekend, the National Park Service (NPS) wants you to know what to expect. In 2021, Zion recorded about 100,000 visits from Friday to Monday.
Summer shuttle service begins May 22 in Zion National Park
May 22, 2022 | 2:09 pm
Zion National Park is ready for summer and increasing shuttle service on Sunday, May 22. Every year, the National Park Service (NPS) adjusts shuttle schedules and campground availability to reflect the seasons. Here is what you need to know to plan your visit this summer.
National Park Service assesses options to improve road and trail circulation and reconstruct Zion National Park’s South Campground
May 17, 2022 | 4:13 pm
On Wednesday, May 25, the National Park Service (NPS) will host a public meeting to share a variety of management options and concepts designed to improve access from Springdale, Utah into Zion National Park. This area is more commonly referred to as the South Entrance of the park. The NPS will share design options to improve transportation links, simplify navigation, and provide pedestrians and bicyclists more dedicated space and infrastructure away from roads.
Windows confuse birds. Zion National Park is doing something about it.
May 13, 2022 | 12:50 pm
Zion National Park is applying a new treatment to building windows that will make glass more visible to birds.
Zion National Park is improving accessibility at Kolob Canyons Visitor Center
May 12, 2022 | 9:06 am
Your fee dollars improve restrooms at Kolob Canyons Visitor Center
Teaching every pet new tricks at Zion National Park
April 22, 2022 | 3:08 pm
Whether you have two legs or four, Zion National Park is a great destination, and the National Park Service is here to help you protect and enjoy it! That’s why we want you to B.A.R.K. in the park!
Improvements coming to Canyon Overlook Trail in Zion National Park
April 11, 2022 | 2:28 pm
National Park Service (NPS) trails lead to amazing places, and Zion’s Canyon Overlook Trail is no exception. Visitors who use the trail this summer will find an improved trail tread, rehabilitated masonry, and new or rehabilitated handrails. The NPS planned this work to protect the trail’s historic, rustic appearance and enhance safety for hikers.
Zion National Park manages prescribed fire to proactively protect park infrastructure and encourage native plant growth
March 3, 2022 | 9:00 am
On Thursday, March 3, the National Park Service (NPS) will manage a prescribed fire in Zion National Park’s South Campground. Highly trained wildland firefighters from the NPS, the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service will manage the fire. They will postpone the operation if conditions are not exactly right. This approximately 26 acre prescribed fire will remove exotic grasses, leaves, and other fuels to protect park visitors, adjacent landowners, and park staff.