Below are current conditions, weather forecasts for Zion Canyon and towns in the surrounding areas, and water levels for the Virgin River. IMPORTANT! While these forecasts may be informative, they are not definitive proof of whether or not it is safe to hike a canyon on any given day. If you are concerned about the flash flood potential during any planned hike, please see the Wilderness Desk at the Zion Visitor Center. Updated status of any emergency road or trail closures are listed on the NPS website. You can also view the Towers of the Virgin webcam.

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Water Levels from the USGS Water Data Website:

When clicking on the USGS links below, look at the "Discharge, cubic feet per second" (cfs) chart for the most recent value and the general trend(s) for increase and/or decrease in water flow.

Snowpack Levels from NRCS:

The SNOTEL site is particularly useful during winter and early spring months when attempting to predict how strong and long the spring runoff will be in the Zion Narrows.

Weather Forecasts for the Greater Zion Area:

Springdale is at the heart of Zion Canyon and this forecast gives a good sense of conditions in the main canyon.

St. George is located roughly 30 miles west/southwest of Springdale. At a lower altitude than Zion Canyon, St. George is usually hotter.

Mt. Carmel Junction is roughly 10 miles east of the east border of Zion National Park and the forecast may illude to the conditions in the Upper East Canyon and beyond.

Cedar City is approximately 20 miles north of the Kolob Section of Zion National Park. At a higher elevation than the main canyon, temperatures are usually cooler.

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