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Zion to close Angels Landing Trail, campgrounds due to COVID-19

View overlook Zion Canyon, as you make your way up to the top of Angels Landing. Angels Landing Hike. Photographed on March 30, 2009. Friday, June 12, 2009 Photo by Steve Baker, Deserert News
The view of Zion Canyon as you make your way up to the top of Angels Landing. Officials at Zion National Park are closing the Angels Landing Trail and park campgrounds to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
Steve Baker, Deseret News

ZION NATIONAL PARK — Park officials will temporarily close the Angels Landing Trail, as well as all campgrounds in the park in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

According to a news release from the park, the Angels Landing Trail from Scout Lookout to the end of the trail will be closed beginning Wednesday. The West Rim Trail will remain open. Then at noon Thursday, the park will close its campgrounds. Visitors should be aware that no other areas in the park are authorized for camping.

The park itself remains open and visitors will be allowed to drive the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive until the limited parking in the main canyon has filled. Once parking is full, the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive will be closed and open intermittently as parking spaces become available. The park is busiest between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

According to park officials, reopening the campgrounds and the Angel’s Landing Trail, as well as resumption of shuttle service, depends on the eventual resolution of the COVID-19 emergency. Once public safety can be assured, the temporary closures and limits on services will be rescinded.