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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 […]

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Roads closed in Zion National Park after flash floods

Roads closed in Zion National Park after flash floods

Roads are closed in Zion National Park after flash flooding Wednesday. After receiving 3 inches of rain in a short amount of time, Zion has been experiencing several rock and debris slides on the switchbacks below the tunnel. The road has been closed indefinitely between Canyon Junction and the East […]

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Zion National Park trail remains closed after 2nd rock fall

Zion National Park trail remains closed after 2nd rock fall

UPDATE: The Hidden Canyon Trail in Zion National Park is open again. SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A trail at Utah’s Zion National Park remains closed after a second rock fall occurred in the area in two days. Park spokeswoman Aly Baltrus says the Hidden Canyon Trial will stay shuttered […]

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Utah national parks seeing increase in search and rescues

Utah national parks seeing increase in search and rescues

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Rescues at Utah’s national parks are up 68 percent from 2014 — and men in their 20s are the ones most likely to need help, according to recent data. Most of the search and rescues from last year involved male hikers in their 20s, according […]

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Rock fall injures 2 hikers, closes trail at Zion

Rock fall injures 2 hikers, closes trail at Zion

ZION NATIONAL PARK, Utah (AP) — A popular trail at Zion National Park is closed after two people were hurt in a rock fall. Park ranger John Marciano says one person suffered serious leg injuries in the Sunday-afternoon rock fall on the trail that leads to the iconic Narrows hike. […]

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Visitors crowd into Zion National Park over Memorial Day

Visitors crowd into Zion National Park over Memorial Day

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — More than 30,000 people crowded to Zion National Park in a single day over Memorial Day weekend as the iconic red-rock landscape at the already crowded park remains highly popular. The Deseret News reports that some visitors waited an hour and a half to ride the shuttle […]

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Crowds, delays expected at Zion National Park this weekend

Crowds, delays expected at Zion National Park this weekend

SPRINGDALE, Utah (AP) — U.S. officials say they’re expecting record numbers of visitors to southern Utah’s Zion National Park this holiday weekend that could have people waiting more than 45 minutes to enter the park and board shuttles. The National Park Service says Memorial Day weekend is their busiest of […]

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Park vandal turns himself in after social media backlash

Park vandal turns himself in after social media backlash

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Officials say a vandal turned himself in after receiving backlash on social media for defacing a rock at a popular hiking spot in Zion National Park. Authorities say the visitor wrote his Instagram username on a rock at Angels Landing in the southwestern Utah park. […]

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Interior backing away from steep fee hikes at national parks

Interior backing away from steep fee hikes at national parks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department is backing down from a plan to impose steep fee increases at popular national parks in the face of widespread opposition from elected officials and the public. The plan would nearly triple entrance fees at 17 of the nation’s most popular parks, including the […]

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Angels Landing Trail Closed Tuesday for Trail Repair

Angels Landing Trail Closed Tuesday for Trail Repair

SPRINGDALE, UT – The park is closing the Angels Landing Trail at 7:00 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, March 27, 2018, in order to fix a broken post in a steep section of chain. The post will need a full 24 hours to cure. The trail should reopen after 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 28. The West […]

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