Zion National Park Weather

Zion Weather
Weather Elevation 4000'

The Zion National Park weather you will experience is dependant on the part of the park that you will be visiting . 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 information below for Mount Carmel Junction to get accurate weather for the east side of Zion National Park.



Mount Carmel Weather Forecast, UT (84755)

Zion National Park Weather on the east side of the park is read using the Mount Carmel Weather Forecast.



Saint George Weather Forecast, UT(84771)

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. See restrictions for RV's.

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Zion National Park Weather

Zion Photo:  These two little kids are braving a flash flood day in Zion National Park. They are standing at the walkway leading to the end of the short Riverside Walk Trail. You can see the raging water behind them that is normally just a trickle.


Lodging Zion National Park
Lodging Zion National ParkLodging and services are available on the gorgeous east side of Zion National Park, where guests are close to Zion National Park (12 miles), Bryce Canyon National Park (60 miles), Cedar Breaks National Monument (45 miles), Coral Pink Sand Dunes (12 miles), and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon (85 miles). It's where city traffic is absent and the skies are bright and clean.

Southern Utah
Flash Flood info.

North Fork Virgin River
East Fork Virgin River
Left Fork of North Creek
Flash Flood Info
Note: These 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 Visitor Center, so check it before heading out to the slot canyons. Remember a storm far away can cause a flash flood.


Weather from Zion's Kolob Mountain

Weather as read from Bryce Canyon. The weather in Bryce Canyon is colder than Zion National Park. Zion Book: Favorite Hikes in and around Zion National Park

Weather - Grand Canyon North Rim weather. It's colder here than at the South Rim.

Weather - Grand Canyon South Rim weather

Weather - Cedar Breaks and Dixie National Forest Weather

Winter Weather Cam for Cedar Mountain

Southern Utah Weather
The weather in the National Parks and National Monuments of southern 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 45 miles apart vary greatly in temperature and elevation.
Cedar City weather is a good indicator for the Kolob Canyons section of Zion National Park. Mount Carmel weather is a good read for the east side of Zion. The weather in Hurricane will be close to that in the Kolob Terrace and Zion Canyon.



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