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Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Zion Park's Angels Landing Trail We Be Closed Briefly This Fall

The Angles Landing Trail is one of the most popular in Zion National Park. It will be closed at times this fall to allow crews to make improvements.

The Deseret News has this article on the project. Below are excerpts.

On Sept. 15-16 and from Sept. 20-23, the West Rim Trail will be closed from the Grotto to Scout Lookout. The Angels Landing route will also be closed from Scout Lookout to the summit of Angels Landing.

All climbing routes on the cliff faces of Angels Landing will also be closed for those time periods.

Superintendent Jock Whitworth has also announced that from Sept. 27 to Oct. 14, the Angels Landing route from Scout Lookout to the summit and climbing routes on the Angels Landing cliff faces will be closed Monday through Thursday. The Angels Landing route and climbing routes will still be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

The West Rim Trail from the Grotto trailhead will be open at all times, Sept. 27-Oct. 15, for those hikers wishing to visit Scout Lookout or the West Rim of Zion Canyon.

A Zion National Park trail crew will be working on route improvements, including re-chiseling existing steps, drilling and installing new posts and chains in some areas to better delineate the route, and adding dry stone masonry to improve footing.

Meanwhile, a wildfire burning near The Subway has forced closure of the Park's Wildcat Trail on Kolob Terrace. The Subway route remains open. The closure is not expected to be lengthy so contact the park if you want to go into Wildcat Canyon area.

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