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Group of hikers rescued after rockfall in Zion National Park

Group of hikers rescued after rockfall in Zion National Park

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Zion National Park officials say rescue crews had to retrieve a group of hikers who were temporarily trapped on the popular Hidden Canyon trail after a rockfall. The Spectrum reports it’s the third time in a little more than a month that the park has had to […]

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Zion planning main entrance overhaul to ease long car lines

Zion planning main entrance overhaul to ease long car lines

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Zion National Park is planning to overhaul its main entrance to help ease long lines of cars that can stretch back for miles. The Spectrum newspaper reports the National Park Service is proposing changes that include increasing the number of visitor-entry lanes and creating a short-term visitor […]

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Search and rescue operation underway in Zion National Park

Search and rescue operation underway in Zion National Park

ZION NATIONAL PARK, Utah (AP) — Zion National Park officials say a canyon in the park is closed due to a search and rescue operation in progress Tuesday morning. Park officials did not release additional information on the operation in Hidden Canyon but said in a separate Twitter post that […]

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Hiker’s body found on Zion National Park trail

Hiker’s body found on Zion National Park trail

SPRINGDALE, Utah (AP) — Authorities at Zion National Park say they’ve found the body of a missing hiker and are working to recover it. Park rangers said in a statement Wednesday that 47-year-old Maurice Harris was found at the dead end of Deertrap Mountain trail, an offshoot of the larger […]

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Zion re-opens climbing routes after falcon nesting season

Zion re-opens climbing routes after falcon nesting season

SPRINGDALE, Utah (AP) — Zion National Park in Utah has reopened popular rock-climbing routes after peregrine falcons finished their nesting season on the cliffs. Park rangers say four juvenile falcons were raised successfully, two on Tunnel Wall and two on Angels Landing. Another nest and breeding pair were detected, but […]

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Zion National Park calls out visitors after 2 more rescues

Zion National Park calls out visitors after 2 more rescues

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Zion National Park officials are calling out two groups of visitors who didn’t heed instructions for a demanding canyoneering route and had to be rescued. Officials with the southern Utah park said in a news release this week that the leader of one group mocked […]

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Zion visitors asked to report excessive coughing by bighorns

Zion visitors asked to report excessive coughing by bighorns

ZION NATIONAL PARK, Utah (AP) — Zion National Park visitors are being asked to alert wildlife biologists if they encounter bighorn sheep coughing a lot. Excessive coughing is a symptom of pneumonia and park officials and the state Division of Wildlife Resources said Tuesday that a bacterium commonly associated with […]

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Trails closed due to flash floods at Zion National Park

Trails closed due to flash floods at Zion National Park

SPRINGDALE, Utah (AP) — Authorities say several popular trails at Zion National Park have been closed in definitely by damage due to flash flooding. Park rangers said Thursday the trail closures at the red-rock park include Angels Landing, Kayenta and Upper Emerald Pools. Rangers at the park in southern Utah […]

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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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