Zion National Park’s Hidden Canyon Trail closed again due to rockfall; other popular trails still being repaired

Composite image. Hidden Canyon Trail photo by blue_i's via Wikimedia Commons, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Due to another rockfall, Zion National Park officials have closed the Hidden Canyon Trail for the third time in less than two months.

Park officials tweeted news of the closure Tuesday, but the announcement did not say when the trail might be reopened.

“The East Rim trail remains open from Weeping Rock to Observation Point,” the tweet read.

Last month, Hidden Canyon Trail was closed twice due to rockfalls – on July 2 and July 21 – but the popular trail was reopened a few days later in both instances.

Read more, from July 18: Hidden Canyon Trail reopens; other damaged trails in Zion National Park still closed to visitors

Several other trails in Zion remain closed due to flooding damage following a July 11 storm. The lower West Rim Trail, including Angels Landing, Kayenta Trail and Upper Emerald Pools Trail, are still closed.

For updated information about Zion trails, alerts and conditions, click here.

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1 Comment

  • utahdiablo September 6, 2018 at 10:24 pm

    So many damn tourists now, as a local you cannot even enjoy it without waiting in line for a hour or more at 7am to get on the mandated shuttles…and the so called “off season”? The Park Rangers all say that is long gone, attendance continues to climb all through the winter months…so who cares, close the damn trails all down as long as you want

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