Zion National Park trail remains closed after 2nd rock fall

Zion National Park trail remains closed after 2nd rock fall


Save Story

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

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 Trail will stay shuttered on the July 4 holiday and at least through the following day until a hazard geologist can examine the area and the trail can be cleared.

A rock fall first occurred Monday afternoon in a 45-foot section of the strenuous trail where hikers must hold onto chains.

A second rock fall occurred Tuesday.

No injuries occurred in either rock fall.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Related stories

Most recent Utah stories

Related topics

UtahSouthern UtahOutdoors
The Associated Press


    Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the KSL.com Trending 5.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast