Zion National Park Safety Tips, Warnings & Information



Zion National Park is a geological wonder filled with unique and challenging landscape and wildlife. Be prepared and be safe while visiting Zion National Park.

  • Be Prepared – Zion National Park has many narrow canyons which can be prone to flash flooding. Flash flooding can be life threatening. By entering a narrow canyon, you are assuming a risk. Your safety is your responsibility. Take the right equipment for your activity and dress appropriately. Always use sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses.
  • Hiking & Canyoneering – Many of the hikes, even the shorter hikes in Zion National Park involve walking or at times swimming through water. Check the National Weather Service weather forecast and flash flood potential before entering any canyon. You can find this information at any Visitor Center.
  • Dehydration – Zion National Park is a desert and as is common in deserts, it is easy to get dehydrated. Always bring plenty of water and stay hydrated and nourished.
  • In case of emergency and when in doubt, call 911 or seek help from others in the area.

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