National Park weather is dependant on the elevation. The weather in Zion Canyon,
at 4000 feet, is hotter than the weather on the east side of Zion or
in the Kolob sections. Use the weather below for Mount Carmel Junction to
get accurate weather for the east side of Zion National Park.
Zion National Park Weather on the west side of the park can be read using the Saint George Weather Forecast.
Directions to Zion National Park
From the North: Travel I-15 south, past Beaver. Exit on Hwy 20. Follow US-89 to Mount Carmel Junction. Take SR-9 to Zion's east entrance.
From Arizona: Travel US-89A through Fredonia, Arizona and Kanab Utah. Follow US-89 to Mount Carmel Junction. Take SR-9 to the east park entrance.
From the South: Travel I-15 north. Take exit 16 and travel through Hurricane to LaVerkin. Continue on SR-9 to the south entrance of the park. SR-9 through Zion National Park is always open and is also called the Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway.
Zion Photo: Zion Narrows, the most famous trail in the entire National Park System. Experience the fantastic 16 mile hike through the grand daddy of all slot canyons or just wade from the end and turn back when you wish.
Lodging and services are available in East Zion. The main road through Zion, the Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway (SR-9) is open year-round, and is not a route the Zion Canyon Shuttle takes. Zion Canyon is deep inside the park. Towering 3000' walls form a slot canyon, forged by the violent rush of torrent water over millions of years. From late March to late October access through the six mile stretch of road is via the Zion Canyon Shuttle, the rest of the year the canyon is accessed in private vehicles.
reports are only indicators. If it looks like rain or begins to rain, get out
of any slot canyon. Use your judgment, you are responsible for your own safety.
Zion National Park posts the weather report at the Zion Canyon Visitors Center
so check it before heading out to the slot canyons. Remember a storm far away
can cause a flash flood.
read from Bryce Canyon. The weather in Bryce Canyon is colder than Zion National
Grand Canyon North Rim weather. The North Rim is colder than Grand Canyon's South Rim.
Cedar Breaks and Dixie National Forest Weather
Utah Weather The weather in the National Parks and National Monuments of Utah are
often read from the nearest large city. This is the same for the smaller towns
in the area. However, Saint George and Cedar City, although only 50 miles apart
vary greatly in temperature and elevation.