Zion National Park & Utah News

News about Zion National Park and the surrounding area in southern Utah.

The Milky Way over Zion National Park. Photo by Ken Hubbard

Q&A with Night Skies Photographer Ken Hubbard

Learn about the night skies photography workshops in national parks and why Ken loves to shoot the stars. What’s his favorite? Read to find out. Read More...

Winter at Turret Arch in Arches National Park near Moab, Utah

Arches Voted Prettiest National Park in Winter

When The Wilderness Society released its list of top 20 national parks to visit in the winter, Arches National Park came in first. Read More...

Kids at Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park

4th Graders Can Visit Parks Free For a Year

Students in the 4th grade can get a free annual entry pass for their family to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including national parks. Read More...

Zion Narrows on the Virgin River.

Zion May Change Canyoneering Permits After Review of Tragedy

Zion’s Chief Park Ranger stated, “We need to evaluate what happened. We also want to know, did we do something wrong? Could we make it better? Read More...

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Timeline of Flash Flood Tragedy in Zion’s Keyhole Canyon

Sept 14, 2015 southwest Utah received heavy rain. Zion National Park had flash floods including in a small canyon called Keyhole Canyon where seven died. Read More...

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2015 Construction on Kolob Road in Zion National Park

The portions of the Kolob Terrace Road that run through Zion National Park are undergoing major reconstruction to be completed by the end of October 2015. Read More...

Wave rock formations at Zion National Park in Utah

Was There an Earthquake Near Zion?

On November 20, 2014, from 11 am to 1 pm, visitors in Zion National Park heard several large booms and felt a vibration. It wasn’t an earthquake. Read More...

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Endangered Condor Chick Dies

Utah may have it’s first naturally hatched condor chick. Biologists have not yet seen the chick but they have been observing the parents courting, and now the mother’s feeding habits. Read More...

Base Jumping Accident

Base Jumping Death at Zion

A newlywed woman died after plunging about 2,000 feet after a base jumping attempt in Utah’s rugged Zion National Park, authorities said Sunday, February 9, 2014. Read More...

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Zion National Park Opens After Government Shutdown

Thanks to funding from the state, Zion National Park and its fellow Utah national parks opened up Oct. 12. Now that the government shutdown has ended though, the state will retain whatever is left from the $1.67 million it had allocated to keep Zion up through Oct. 21. Read More...

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Utah National Parks to Reopen!

Disappointed travelers and reeling local businesses got some good news Thursday morning. Read More...

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Update: Government Shutdown Closes Zion

Yellowstone National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, Yosemite National Park, and Rocky Mountain National Park (which was just reopened after being battered by the Colorado flood), and so many more, would all be closed, indefinitely, if the government shuts down. Read More...

Zion Artist-in-Residence Program

Zion National Park is now accepting applications for its Artist-in-Residence Program. The selected individual gets the chance to live in a remote, historic house situated on the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive for four weeks. Read More...

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Trail-side Photos Including Livestock and Farms Potentially Illegal in Utah

Utah statute HB187 makes photographing livestock, orchards, and crops without the owner’s permission a Class A misdemeanor upon a first offense. Video and audio recordings are illegal as well. Read More...