Here are current conditions, weather predictions for Zion Canyon and cities within the surrounding areas, and water levels for that Virgin River. IMPORTANT! While these predictions might be informative, they aren't definitive evidence of whether or not this is protected to hike a canyon on a day. If you're worried about the expensive ton potential throughout any planned hike, please visit the Back country Desk in the Zion Site visitors Center.
WATER LEVELS In The USGS WATER DATA WEBSITE:
When hitting the USGS links below, consider the "Discharge, cubic ft per second" (cfs) chart which are more recent value and also the general trend(s) for increase and/or reduction in waterflow and drainage.
- . Levels below 50 cfs indicate relatively simple hiking conditions within the Zion Narrows. Above 100 cfs, hiking within the river can be challenging and harmful. The NPS won't problem a permit for that Zion Narrows when water levels are above 130 cfs. Throughout a expensive ton, flow will go well above 1000 cfs.
SNOWPACK LEVELS In The NRCS WEBSITE:
The SNOTEL website is particularly helpful throughout winter and springtime several weeks when trying to calculate how strong and lengthy the spring runoff come in the Zion Narrows.
Springdale is in the centre of Zion Canyon which forecast provides a sense of conditions within the primary canyon.
St. George is situated roughly 30 miles west/southwest of Springdale. In a lower altitude than Zion Canyon, St. George is generally warmer.
MT. CARMEL JUNCTION:
Mt. Carmel Junction is roughly 10 miles east from the east border of Zion Park and also the forecast may illude towards the conditions within the east canyon and also the Barracks.
Cedar plank CITY:
Cedar plank City is roughly 20 miles north from the Kolob Portion of Zion Park. In a greater elevation compared to primary canyon, temps are often cooler.