Update: Angels Landing trail in Zion National Park likely closed through Friday

The Angel Falls trail area. Photo: Wikipedia
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SPRINGDALE, Utah, Nov. 17, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — The Angels Landing trail in Zion National Park closed Sunday and is not likely to reopen until Friday, officials said Monday.

“A small rockfall occurred on the chained section,” said a tweet from the park Sunday. “Our trail crew is evaluating the conditions today. The West Rim trail is open, but you may not go beyond Scout Lookout toward Angels Landing.”

A follow-up tweet said the National Park Service will begin work on removal of the rock on Monday, and anticipate the trail to be open by Friday.

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“Climbing closures will remain in effect and additional closures below the area will be instated while work is being completed,” the follow-up tweet said. “The park urges visitors to comply with the closures to ensure their safety and to allow park officials to focus on the necessary repairs.”

Also closed due to damage and ongoing trail work are Lower Emerald Pools, Observation Point (East Rim from Weeping Rock), Hidden Canyon and Weeping Rock trail and shuttle stop #7 .

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.

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