Brink of the Lower Falls Trail Reopened Today

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Date: June 4, 2015

Rangers reopened the popular Brink of the Lower Falls Trail Thursday after crews removed a large boulder, cleaned up a mud slide and repaired damage to the trail caused by heavy rains in May.


Crews used drills to break apart the 7-feet-tall and 8-feet-long boulder that came down and blocked the trail. Part of the boulder remains in place on the trail to act as a catch basin to protect the trail from further rock fall. The crews used the remaining pieces in the restoration of the damaged trail. As a precaution, crews also released some loose boulders on the slope above that may have come down and damaged the trail in the future. 

"This is a popular trail, and we're glad to have it open and safe for the public again," said Canyon District Ranger Tim Townsend. 

Rangers remind visitors that many trails and other areas are still saturated by recent rain and snowmelt. Visitors need to be aware of their surroundings and footing throughout the park. Current trail condition reports are available at Yellowstone visitor centers or backcountry offices. 

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Last updated: June 4, 2015

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