ZION NATIONAL PARK, Utah, June 29, 2022 (Gephardt Daily) — State Route 9 in Zion National Park has been reopened after a rockfall closed the roadway Wednesday morning.
The fallen rock was on the Mt. Carmel Highway, has been cleared with heavy equipment.
An 11:33 a.m. statement announced the blockage:
“Traffic is currently being turned around at Canyon Junction and the East Entrance until it is cleaned up,” says a post issued by the park. “Due to rockfall, Zion-Mt. Carmel Hwy is temporarily closed from Canyon Junction to the east side of the Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel. Shuttles are still running on schedule on Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.”
A 12:49 p.m., Zion National Park updated roadway status:
“The rockfall on the Zion — Mt. Carmel Highway is now cleared and the road is open. Special thanks to the Zion maintenance staff for their hard work!”
Below is a map showing the earlier closure area.