Local climbers volunteered their time to assist park biologists with peregrine falcon monitoring and managed to locate unknown falcon nests. This allowed park staff to reopen unoccupied cliffs to rock climbing earlier than normal. Every season from March to late July the park closes certain cliffs to climbing to protect nesting peregrine falcons who may abandon their nest if disturbed. This cooperative effort is a great example of local conservation-minded climbers volunteering to protect wildlife while also helping reopen climbing access in the park. Thanks to their efforts, Mountain of the Sun, The Sentinel, East Temple, Mount Spry, The Streaked Wall, and North Twin Brother are now reopened to rock climbing.
Wednesday at 9:20 am -
All available parking at the Zion Canyon Visitor Center is full and the parking area is closed. Park in Springdale and use the free town shuttle to reach the Visitor Center. Please park legally and responsibly. Parking has been full around 9am each day.
The Lower Emerald Pools Trail is closed today, Wed. May 15, until Thurs. May 16 at 5:30 PM for trail construction work in the area. This is required to ensure visitor and employee safety. Thank you for your patience while we work to reopen our trails.