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Several trails still closed in Zion National Park due to flood damage

Posted at 11:51 AM, Jul 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-21 19:57:08-04

Zion National Park -- Despite it containing only sand and small rocks Hidden Canyon Trail has been closed after another rockfall in the area.

Hidden Canyon is the newest closure.

A rock fall late Friday forced the closure of the trail, according to Zion officials.  No one was hurt.

Two similar rockfalls occurred in the same area on July 2 and July 4 which covered 45 feet of trail in 1 1/2 feet of sand.

The Hidden Canyon Trail will remain closed until hazard geologists examine the situation.

In addition, Angels Landing, Kayenta Trail, Upper Emerald Pools Trail, West Rim Trail from the Grotto trailhead to Cabin Spring, and the terminus of Lower Emerald Pools Trail, remain closed due to major rockfalls that occurred on July 11, 2018.

Weeping Rock, East Rim Trail, Observation Point Trail, Cable Mountain Trail and Deer Trap are still open.