Zion Announces Trail Closures on East Rim, Observation Point and Hidden Canyon
The Zion National Park trail crew will begin a multi-year project to rehabilitate several of the trails out of the Weeping Rock shuttle area during the summer of 2014. Trail work will begin in early June. From June 16th through the end of September, the Hidden Canyon Trail and portions of the East Rim and Observation Point Trails will be closed for several days each week to allow newly-poured concrete to dry. Concrete pouring will occur on Monday or Tuesday of each week, which should allow the trail to be open most weekends.
The trail crew will also repair retaining walls on the Hidden Canyon Trail this summer beginning as early as July 7th. Once the work begins, the Hidden Canyon Trail will remain closed until the end of the project, which should be no later than the end of August.
Trail work is also planned for the Canyon Overlook Trail during the months of September and October, which will lead to Monday through Thursday trail closures.
Zion also provided the information below about this year's Ranger-led activities.
Enhance your understanding and enjoyment of Zion National Park by taking part in a ranger program. Programs are offered at Zion Canyon and Kolob Canyons from April to November. Topics include geology, plants, animals, human history, and more.
All ranger-led programs are free and for all ages. Check the current Map and Guide, or at visitor centers and bulletin boards throughout the park for times, places, and subjects.
Youth programs are designed specifically for families and children. Children must be accompanied by an adult while attending the programs.
Youth programs are offered intermittently through March and April, from Memorial Day through mid-August, and during Labor Day Weekend. Programs take place throughout the park, at the Zion Nature Center, and at the Zion Lodge.