Yellowstone trail closed due to rock and mud slide



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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Heavy rain and snow over the weekend has caused a rock and mud slide across a popular Yellowstone National Park trail, forcing its closure until further notice.

The National Park Service says one rock that crashed down on the Brink of the Lower Falls Trail is nearly 7 feet tall and 8 feet long, effectively blocking the trail in the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

Canyon District Ranger Tim Townsend says no work can be done to clear the trail until the unstable slope above it dries out.

Visitors may still hike the nearby North Rim Trail.

As the busy holiday weekend approaches, rangers say many trails and other areas in Yellowstone are saturated. Current trail condition reports are available at Yellowstone visitor's centers or backcountry offices.

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