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Angels Landing temporarily closed due to rockfall

Posted at 10:15 AM, Nov 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-17 15:52:21-05

ST. GEORGE — Park officials at Zion National Park closed a section of the Angels Landing trail late Saturday after receiving reports of a rockfall.

The closure is between Scout Lookout and Angels Landing. Park officials tweeted that the West Rim Trail is open, but hikers may not go beyond Scout Lookout.

The largest rock found was about the size of a refrigerator, according to Aly Baltrus, spokeswoman for Zion National Park. The trail crew will begin working on clearing the trail Monday, with a goal of reopening by the end of the week, weather permitting.

The trail is approximately five miles long and takes anywhere from four to five hours to complete.  It is known for its steep climb, switchbacks, and drop-offs.