Zion National Park News
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Road improvements happening overnight this September in Zion National Park
September 1, 2022 | 1:10 pm
Starting Tuesday, September 6, road improvements will be occurring throughout the park. This proactive construction will assist in redefining the center line and fog lines to improve safety and overall appearance. The road work will start Tuesday evening, at the South Entrance of the park. Park visitors should expect delays and closures.
Zion National Park Prepares for Busy 2022 Labor Day Weekend
August 31, 2022 | 2:11 pm
Zion National Park is expecting a busy Labor Day weekend Friday, September 2 through Monday, September 5, 2022. As our nation honors American workers, many will visit Zion and other National Parks across the country. Visitors to Zion should expect some queues and congestion within the park. Those with flexible plans are encouraged to visit before Friday or after Monday to avoid crowds.
Zion National Park ends search
August 23, 2022 | 2:26 pm
On Monday, August 22, Jetal Agnihotri of Tucson, Ariz. was found in the Virgin River near the Court of the Patriarchs in Zion National Park and was later pronounced deceased by a medical examiner. The National Park Service has ended the search and rescue operation that began on Friday, August 19.
Zion National Park continues search in and near Virgin River
August 22, 2022 | 1:42 pm
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office has invited the National Park Service to assist them as they search areas of the Virgin River south of Zion National Park. Staff from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office along with dog handlers and members of the Zion National Park Search and Rescue Team will be investigating areas in or near the Virgin River including fast-flowing and deep water. The National Park Service will also continue searching the river in Zion National Park.
Zion National Park search and rescue responds to flash flood at the Narrows
August 20, 2022 | 3:15 pm
Zion National Park received a report around 2:15 p.m. on Friday, August 19 of multiple hikers being swept off their feet by a flash flood in the Narrows near the Temple of Sinawava. Later in the evening, the National Park Service received a report of a hiker, Jetal Agnihotri of Tucson, Arizona, who was overdue from a trip in the Narrows. In response, park rangers continued monitoring the river during the night and mobilized additional searchers early on August 20. More than 20 Zion Search and Rescue Team members are working in and near the Virgin River searching for this missing person.
Rock climbers and Zion National Park succeed at protecting wildlife through collaborative climbing management
August 18, 2022 | 10:17 am
Climbing routes on cliffs used by nesting peregrine falcons in Zion National Park reopened in August 2022.
Interagency team successfully contains the Kolob Upper Fire in Zion National Park
July 23, 2022 | 3:08 pm
Wildland firefighters successfully contained the ~17 acre Kolob Upper Fire on Friday, July 22, 2022. This means the Kolob Terrace Road is again fully open to drivers. Traffic had been guided by a pilot car to allow space on the road for wildland firefighters to work.
Parks are for art: Share your inspiration through Zion National Park’s Artist in Residence Program
July 12, 2022 | 1:10 pm
Does Zion National Park inspire you? We hope it does, and we want you to share your inspiration with others through our Artist in Residence Program! All visual (painters, photographers, sculptures, etc.), performing (drama, dance, music, composition, etc.) and literary artists can apply. International applications are not accepted at this time. If you are eligible, submit an online application before 11:59 p.m. on Monday, July 18.
Road improvements happening overnight in Zion National Park
July 10, 2022 | 1:54 pm
This week, the National Park Service will improve the Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway in Zion National Park. While the work is happening, a construction contractor will close the road from Canyon Junction to the East Entrance.
Get ready for a busy Independence Day Weekend in Zion National Park
June 30, 2022 | 1:57 pm
Summer is the busiest season at Zion National Park, and this Independence Day Weekend, the National Park Service anticipates welcoming many visitors. Plan ahead and prepare for your visit.