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Zion National Park to temporarily close some trails

Zion National Park to temporarily close some trails

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ZION NATIONAL PARK, Utah (AP) -- The Angels Landing hiking trail in Zion Park will be closed periodically from mid-September to mid-October.

The Deseret News reported that on Sept. 15 and 16 and from Sept. 20 to 23, the West Rim Trail will be closed from the Grotto to Scout Lookout. The Angels Landing route will also be closed from Scout Lookout to the summit of Angels Landing.

All climbing routes on the cliff faces of Angels Landing will also be closed for those time periods.

A Zion National Park trail crew will be working on route improvements, including re-chiseling existing steps, drilling and installing new posts and chains in some areas.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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