Zion National Park
Due to unusual amounts of precipitation in the area, Zion National Park is experiencing some limited closures. Stay tuned here and to their alerts page for the latest visitor information. The park is still accessible, but also consider activities beyond the park. See below for “Hidden Gems & Zion Alternatives.”
Zion-Mount Carmel Highway Opens; No Oversized Vehicles
March 12, 2019 – The Zion-Mount Carmel Highway, the Route 9 connector road through Zion National Park, was closed the evening of March 2, 2019, after heavy rains undercut the road. One lane of the road will temporarily reopen at 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 12, 2019. However, due to safety concerns, buses and RV’s are still prohibited.
Zion- Mount Carmel Highway Opens East Entrance to Tunnel on March 8, 2019, no Thru Traffic
March 7, 2019 – The Zion- Mount Carmel Highway, the State Route 9 connector road through Zion National Park, was closed the evening of March 2, 2019, after heavy rains undercut a section of the road. The portion of the road from the East Entrance to the Zion- Mount Carmel Tunnel will reopen at 9:00 a.m. Friday, March 8, 2019 to limited hours and non- oversized vehicles. The Zion- Mount Carmel Highway will still be closed from the Zion- Mount Carmel Tunnel to Canyon Junction. No thru traffic will be allowed until temporary repairs are in place.
Kolob Canyons Scenic Drive Closed Temporarily due to Rockfalls
March 6, 2019 – The Kolob Canyons Scenic Drive was closed March 6, 2019, after reports of three active areas of rockfall. The area will remain closed until the weather improves, and the road can be assessed and cleared.
Due to this storm, access to the Middle Fork of Taylor Creek, Lee Pass, and Timber Creek Overlook is closed. The Kolob Canyons Visitor Center is remaining open.
The Kayenta Trail and Upper Emerald Pools Trail are closed until further notice due to storm damage. The Hidden Canyon Trail and Observation Point (from Weeping Rock) are closed until further notice due to rockfall.
The St. George Regional Airport (SGU) will be closed for runway improvements May 29 to September 25, 2019.
St. George and the surrounding region are still easily accessible through other transportation options. Flying into McCarran International Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas offers a scenic, easy, two-hour drive north on I-15. The Cedar City Municipal Airport, approximately 50 minutes to the north via I-15, will offer additional connections through Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) also provides an alternative four hours north of St. George.
Shuttle services, St. George Shuttle and St. George Express, offer service to/from the Las Vegas and Salt Lake City airports to St. George. Charter helicopter transportation is also available through Zion Helicopters to and from Las Vegas and Cedar City to the St. George and the Hurricane Airports.
The SGU airport will resume flights on September 26 with daily flights in and out via United Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta Air Lines, and seasonal travel via Allegiant. The airport offers daily non-stop flights to and from key hubs such as Salt Lake City, Denver, Phoenix and Los Angeles.