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March 28, 2014
Trail Closures on East Rim, Observation Point and Hidden Canyon Trails in Summer, 2014
Trail work will begin in early June.

March 25, 2014
Zion National Park BASE Jumper Recovered and Identified
At approximately 11:00 am, March 25, 2014, a Search and Rescue (SAR) team consisting of members from Grand Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, and several volunteer climbers recovered a BASE jumper’s body from the West Temple area.

March 24, 2014
Second BASE Jumping Fatality at Zion National Park
This is the second BASE jumping fatality in Zion in just over a month.

March 13, 2014
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive Traffic Control during the Last Three Weekends of March
Zion National Park’s shuttle bus system does not begin operation until April 1, 2014.

March 03, 2014
Zion NP, Cedar Breaks NM and Pipe Spring NM Tourism Creates $193 Million in Local Economic Benefit
Report shows visitor spending supports 2,394 jobs in local economy

February 22, 2014
Bicyclist Seriously Injured after Eight Attempt to Illegally Bicycle Through Zion Tunnel
A group of eight bicyclists from Salt Lake City attempted to illegally bicycle through the Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel in Zion National Park. Two of the bicyclists hit the tunnel wall and crashed.

February 21, 2014
Zion National Park Announces 2014 Schedule of Climbing Closures
Climbing routes on cliffs used by nesting Peregrine Falcons in Zion National Park will be temporarily closed beginning March 1, 2014, in order to protect the nesting success of this bird which is in recovery from endangered species status.

February 20, 2014
Zion National Park Announces Approval of River Management Plan
Zion National Park is pleased to announce the completion of the Virgin River Comprehensive Management Plan and the signing of the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), providing protection for 144 miles of designated wild and scenic rivers within Zion National Park.

February 19, 2014
Waste Removal Work to Briefly Close Scout Lookout, Angels Landing and the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive
Zion National Park will temporarily close access to Scout Lookout and Angels Landing between 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 20 and Monday, February 24, 2014 for a waste removal operation.

February 19, 2014
Artist-in-Residence to Present at Canyon Community Center in Springdale, Utah
Landscape photographer and Zion National Park Artist-in-Residence, Rick Braveheart, will present on his residency experience at 7:00 pm on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at the Canyon Community Center in Springdale, Utah.

February 14, 2014
Zion National Park and UDWR to Manage Bighorn Sheep
Zion National Park, in conjunction with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (UDWR), proposes to perform management actions on desert bighorn sheep within the park.

February 09, 2014
BASE Jumper Fatality in Zion National Park
A BASE jumper died from a failed jumping attempt off Mount Kinesava on Saturday, February 8, 2014.

September 18, 2013
Concrete to Canyons: Engaging Las Vegas Youth in the Zion Wilderness
Thanks to a generous grant from National Park Foundation and Zion National Park Foundation, Zion National Park will be hosting 25 fifth-grade students from Rainbow Dreams Academy in Las Vegas for their first camping experience.

September 11, 2013
Zion- Mt. Carmel Highway Closed due to Road Damage Caused by Flooding
The Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway on the east side of Zion National Park, between Canyon Junction and the East Entrance, is closed to vehicles effective immediately.

August 01, 2013
Fire Restrictions to be Lifted in Color Country
Due to recent rainfall associated with the monsoon weather pattern and the subsequent reduction in the risk of wildfire, all fire restrictions currently in effect in Southwest Utah and Northwest Arizona have been lifted.

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