Zion National Park News
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Artists bring new color to Zion National Park
February 2, 2023 | 9:10 am
Zion National Park in partnership with our non-profit partner, Zion Forever Project, has selected three artists to participate in the 2023 Artist-in-Residence program. Since the program’s inception, the park has hosted poets, dancers, musicians, painters, photographers, and other artists from across the United States.
See video of Utah Department of Public Safety rescuing two stranded hikers in Zion National Park
January 26, 2023 | 9:42 am
Two hikers stranded in freezing temperatures for more than 24 hours were rescued from a remote park of Zion National Park thanks to collaboration between the National Park Service and Utah Department of Public Safety.
Zion National Park announces 2023 Angels Landing Pilot Permit Program Seasonal Lottery dates
December 16, 2022 | 1:33 pm
Zion National Park is providing four seasonal lotteries for hikers who want to visit Angels Landing in 2023. These lotteries build on the park’s successful launch of the Angels Landing Pilot Permit Program in 2022.
Zion National Park shares shuttle schedule and campground information for fall and winter
November 28, 2022 | 5:44 pm
Fall has arrived at Zion National Park! 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 fall or winter.
Zion National Park rescues one person and responds to one fatality in the Narrows
November 24, 2022 | 2:51 pm
On the morning of Wednesday, November 23, Zion National Park shuttle drivers reported that visitors had encountered an injured man and a non-responsive woman in the Narrows. The Zion National Park Search and Rescue Team responded and found the man on Riverside Walk. Team members transported the man to the Zion Emergency Operations Center. Farther up the Narrows, other team members found a non-responsive woman in the Virgin River. First responders administered emergency aid, but they determined she was deceased.
Zion National Park improves drainage pipes near South Entrance
November 8, 2022 | 4:24 pm
Starting on or about Monday, November 14, Zion National Park will begin work to improve drainage pipes under the Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway near the park’s South Entrance. The National Park Service (NPS) began planning this work after a flood that happened in June 2021. NPS engineers and maintenance staff designed these improvements to make flooding less likely in the future.
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.