Nf-Zion Park-Satan's Staircase


This is a beautiful run, and one of the only ways left to get a uncrowded tour through Zion National Park. The shuttles take care of the shuttling

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Virgin River are between a bare minimum of 150cfs and a high of 1,500cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 09408135, the Virgin River Ab Quail Creek Near Hurricane Remember only watercraft are permitted at NF-Zion Park-Satan's Staircase.

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Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
East Fork Virgin River Near Springdale
USGS 09404900
53 cfs 5.5 ft
Kanab Creek Near Kanab
USGS 09403600
6 cfs 11.9 ft
Virgin River Near Hurricane
USGS 09408150
48 cfs 7.1 ft
Virgin River At Virgin
USGS 09406000
125 cfs 7.8 ft
North Fork Virgin River Near Springdale
USGS 09405500
35 cfs 7.2 ft
Sevier River At Hatch
USGS 10174500
49 cfs 0.9 ft
East Fork Virgin River Near Glendale
USGS 09404450
17 cfs 10.3 ft
Virgin River Ab Quail Creek Near Hurricane
USGS 09408135
30 cfs 6.5 ft
Mammoth Creek Abv West Hatch Ditch
USGS 10173450
14 cfs 2.3 ft
Santa Clara River Near Pine Valley
USGS 09408400
6 cfs 1.2 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Webster Flat
SNOTEL 853
28" 0"
Yankee Reservoir
SNOTEL 1197
17" 2"
Suu Ranch
SNOTEL 1248
24" 0"
Big Flat
SNOTEL 339
52" 0"
Gardner Peak
SNOTEL 1066
25" 0"
Brian Head
SNOTEL 1154
35" 0"
Harris Flat
SNOTEL 514
25" 0"
Castle Valley
SNOTEL 390
24" 0"
Panguitch Lake Rs
SNOTEL 1148
15" 0"
Merchant Valley
SNOTEL 621
34" 0"
Midway Valley
SNOTEL 626
42" 0"
Long Flat
SNOTEL 592
19" 1"
Long Valley Jct
SNOTEL 593
21" 0"
Kolob
SNOTEL 561
41" -1"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Watchman - Zion National Park 170 3,918 ft
Cedar Canyon 18 8,444 ft
Te - Ah 41 9,189 ft
Point Supreme - Cedar Breaks National Monument 30 10,280 ft
South - Zion National Park 180 3,962 ft
Lava Point - Zion National Park 6 7,811 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Brian Head Resort 35" 23° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Timpoweap Canyon 29.6cfs 5.0 Mi V
NF-Zion Park-Satan's Staircase 29.6cfs 8.0 Mi IV
Zion Narrows 35.3cfs 16.0 Mi III+