Upcoming Trail Work Will Affect Popular Hikes

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Date: December 9, 2015
Contact: Aly Baltrus, 423-772-0160

Springdale, Utah: Trail work on both the East and West Rim Trail will lead to two-day closures and detours to some of Zion's popular hiking destinations.

  • December 9th and 10th - Park staff will be removing loose rock from the East Rim Trail. The Trail will be closed between the Weeping Rock parking lot and Echo Canyon to prevent injuries from falling rock. Weeping Rock and Hidden Canyon will be closed. Observation Point will still be accessible from East Mesa. 
  • December 16th and 17th - Park staff will be closing the Grotto Bridge to replace the treading. Those hiking to Scouts Lookout, Angels Landing or up the West Rim Trail will need to cross the Virgin River at the Lodge Bridge and take the Lower Emerald Pool and Kayenta Trails to the West Rim Trail. All trail destinations will be accessible from there. The detour will add 1.6 miles to the hike each way.

These projects are funded by the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act Funding Program, which uses funds collected from the park entrance and use fees to complete park maintenance projects, and public service programs.  

Last updated: December 9, 2015

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