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Visitors reminded to 'look up' following landslide in Zion National Park

By Chris Reed, St. George News | Posted - Sep. 12, 2020 at 10:55 a.m.

ST. GEORGE — A large landslide on the east side of the West Temple in Zion National Park Friday morning didn’t cause any injuries or damage to property but was a reminder that nature is not static when it comes to the landscape of the picturesque park.

The landslide, which took place around 10:30 a.m., was recorded by an onlooker and posted on Instagram.

What looked like a tan-colored, dusty smokescreen of debris could be seen descending down the rockface like an avalanche of dirt and rock.

Springdale police confirmed there were no calls reporting injuries, and the area where the landslide hit is not one with any existing trails.

Nevertheless, Zion Forever Project Communications Manager Zachary Almaguer said the area, with its vertical faces, is still one used by rock climbers, and the traditional rock climbing season just began.

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