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Hidden Canyon Trail closed in Zion National Park due to rockfall

By Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com | Posted - Aug. 28, 2018 at 8:05 p.m.


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ZION NATIONAL PARK — Nine hikers were temporarily trapped Tuesday morning after a rockfall on the Hidden Canyon Trail in Zion National Park, officials said.

There were no injuries to the hikers, who became trapped behind the rockfall area, Zion National Park spokeswoman Aly Baltrus said in an emailed statement. The hikers were hauled out of the canyon with the help of a helicopter, Baltrus said.

Park officials first reported the rockfall via Twitter about 9:15 a.m. Tuesday.

The trail will be closed for at least a week while park staffers monitor the trail area, according to Baltrus. Hidden Canyon is on the eastern side of the Virgin River about 7 miles northeast of Springdale.

The Weeping Rock, East Rim, Observation Point, Cable Mountain and Deer Trap trails remain open, Baltrus said.

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