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Zion National Park Shuttle Information

Last Updated – May 24, 2023

As of May 21, the Park has resumed daily operation of its free shuttles. When shuttles are running, the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive is closed to private vehicles. For detailed park information including shuttle operation, hours, mask requirements, trail closures and permits, please visit the Zion National Park page.

The waterfalls are back at Gunlock State Park

Last Updated – May 12, 2023; 10:15 A.M.

Status: Active Waterfalls – ADVISORY – Road Open

The waterfalls at Gunlock State Park are flowing and the road is back open. Due to high amounts of runoff this season, debris has accumulated near the top of the falls.

The debris presents safety hazards for park visitors and the dam. Crews are actively working to remove it as quickly as possible. At this time, visitors are not allowed in the immediate area until work concludes, but can still view the falls from a safe distance.

We will update this post throughout the season as the status of the waterfalls changes.

SAFETY: Recreating on the rocks near the waterfalls is dangerous. Rocks are slick, water is swift, and covered hazards exist in the pools. We strongly encourage visitors to use caution and be observant in the area. 

Learn more about how to visit the Gunlock Waterfalls safely here.

Springdale Shuttle Information

Last Updated – May 25, 2023

The free Springdale Shuttle runs daily when the Zion National Park shuttle is in operation, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., stopping at nine locations in the town of Springdale and Zion National Park’s pedestrian entrance. Parking in Zion and near the Zion Canyon Visitor Center is limited, so parking in Springdale, near shuttle stops is advised.

Angels Landing Permits

Last Updated – February 9, 2023

Starting April 1, 2022, a permit will be required to hike Angels Landing. Requiring a permit to places like the Subway and Angels Landing helps make every person aware of potential risks and the necessary gear and skills required for undertaking that route. Visit our Zion National Park page for additional information.

If you plan to hike at Angels Landing from September 1 to November 30, you can apply in the Summer Seasonal Lottery that will open on July 1.  

If you do not get a permit in a Seasonal Lottery, or if you are still planning your trip to Zion, you can apply for a permit using our Day-before Lottery. 

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Find Your Space

Greater Zion has incredible medical facilities staffed by compassionate and skilled professionals that are prepared to keep you safe through all your adventures. We love what you love, and we do what you do, so as you care for our space, we’ll be here to take care of you.

Responsible Recreation

Outdoor recreation is important to the health and wellness of those who live here, as well as visitors. We all play a part in keeping one another safe. While outdoors, we cannot relax our efforts to practice safe social distancing and #ResponsibleRecreation. Visitors are encouraged to:

  • Check park conditions online and individual state park social media accounts. Extensive wait times, closures, and other updates will be posted there.
  • Choose to visit a state park during a weekday, or during non-peak hours whenever possible. Visit parks that are close to home.
  • Practice safe social distancing. Give others at least six-feet of separation on trails, golf courses, fishing docks, overlooks, and other gathering areas.
  • Avoid congregating at trailheads and other common areas, and maintain small group sizes.
  • Stay home if you’re sick, or have symptoms of the coronavirus.
  • Keep parks and recreation areas clean by packing out what you pack in, and respect facility closures like visitor centers, campgrounds, and restrooms.

Water Health and Safety Alert

A harmful cyanobacteria has been found in the North Fork of the Virgin River, which runs through Zion National Park. The popular Narrows hike remains open, but visitors to Zion National Park are advised not to swim or submerge themselves in the river and to keep pets out. Visit the Park’s alerts page for more info and guidelines.