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Busy weekend at Zion National Park sparks concern

Posted at 9:26 PM, Mar 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-24 00:03:39-04

SPRINGDALE, Utah — Crowds at Zion National Park last weekend have sparked new concerns over social distancing in the great outdoors. The park announced two new restrictions Monday. They are as follows:

• Effective March 24, 2020, Zion National Park will temporarily close the Angels Landing Trail from Scout Lookout to the end of the trail. The West Rim Trail will remain open.

• Effective March 25, 2020 at noon, Zion National Park will close park campgrounds. With this closure, it is important to remember that no other areas in the Park are authorized for camping.

Watch the video above to see why the upper part of the Angel’s Landing Trail is of particular concern when it comes to COVID 19.