This Thursday, July 12, 2018 photo released by Benji Xie shows flooding from a waterfall on the Havasupai reservation in Supai, Ariz. About 200 tourists were being evacuated Thursday from a campground on tribal land near famous waterfalls deep in a gorge off the Grand Canyon. (Benji Xie via AP)

Some recovery after mud slides in Zion National Park

Riverside Walk is open again after an intense storm on Wednesday caused flooding, mudslides and rockfalls in Zion National Park.

The Zion- Mount Carmel Highway and several trails, including Angels Landing, Kayenta, Upper Emerald Pools, and West Rim from the Grotto to Cabin Spring, remain closed.

According to the National Parks Service, sand, debris and small rockfalls were the issue on Riverside Walk. In one area, the sand was three feet deep covering the trail. Now that Riverside Walk is clear, shuttles have resumed their full route.

Mud and debris on the Zion- Mount Carmel Highway was 3-4 feet deep in several areas, making the road impassable. Crews made much progress Thursday and are hoping to finish clearing the rest of the road and the culverts by late afternoon Friday.

There’s major damage on the West Rim Trail, in the area of Refrigerator Canyon. A section of retaining wall failed, causing an 18 foot gap in the trail that is over five feet deep. The West Rim between Cabin Spring (near campsite #1) and the Grotto is closed. This includes the Angels Landing Trail.

Much of the Emerald Pools Trail complex is also closed due to major damage.  The Lower Emerald Pools waterfall is still visible from the Lower Emerald Pools Trail, but visitors can no longer walk behind it.

Further engineering assessments will need to be done on the remaining damaged areas before any other estimated trail reopenings can be provided.

Shuttles are running normally, except shuttles will not be dropping off visitors at the Grotto Shuttle Stop. The Watchman, South and Lava Point Campgrounds and the Zion Lodge are fully open.