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 Once public safety can be assured, the temporary closures and limits on services will be rescinded.