Geographic profile

Horse Ranch Mountain

The park’s highest peak is Horse Ranch Mountain, with a peak of 8,726 feet (about 2,660 meters), while the lowest peak is Coal Pits Wash at an altitude of 3,666 feet (about 117 meters), resulting in about 5,100 feet (about 1,500 meters) of undulation.Click Here For More.


Spring weather is unpredictable, storms and wet days are the most common, sometimes warm and sunny weather. The rainfall in March is the highest. Wild flowers blossom in spring from April to July, and most in May. In autumn, the daytime is usually sunny and warm, while in the evening it is cooler. In summer, the day is hotter (95 degrees F to 110 degrees F; 35 degrees C to 43 degrees C), but in the evening it usually falls to a more comfortable temperature (65 degrees F to 70 degrees F; 18 degrees C to 21 degrees C).

There are usually midday thunderstorms from mid-July to early September.Click Here For More. Storms may also create waterfalls and flash floods. In the plateau, the color of the leaves begins to change in September, while in the Zion Canyon, the color of the leaves changes at the end of October. The winter in Zion Canyon is milder and lasts from November to March of the following year.

Winter storms bring rain or slight snow to the Zion Valley, but heavy snow falls at higher altitudes. Clear days can be very warm, up to 60 degrees F (16 degrees C), while at night it is usually as low as 20 degrees F to 40 degrees F (7 degrees C to 4 degrees C).

Winter storms can last for days and freeze roads. The most of Zion’s roads are paved by asphalt or cement, except Colorado Terrace Road.