Zion National Park
Due to unusual amounts of precipitation in the area, Zion National Park is experiencing some limited closures. Stay tuned here and to their alerts page for the latest visitor information. The park is still accessible, but also consider activities beyond the park. See below for “Hidden Gems & Zion Alternatives.”
Angels Landing Closed due to Rockfall
The park received reports of a rockfall late Saturday afternoon, November 16, on the chains section of the Angels Landing Trail. No one was injured or trapped. As a precaution, park officials closed the entirety of the trail, from Scout Lookout to Angels Landing.
Lower Emerald Pool Trail Closing for Trail Repairs
Zion National Park will be closing Lower Emerald Pool Trail Monday through Thursday and reopen Friday through Sunday for the next few weeks starting Monday, October 21, 2019. A full closure for major trail repairs will commence on Lower Emerald Pool Trail in November lasting until spring 2020 and will remain closed during the upcoming holiday season.
Hidden Gems & Zion Alternatives
According to National Geographic, Zion was the fourth most visited National Park in 2018. And although most people come to the St. George area to visit Zion, there are many other amazing experiences beyond the park. The following collection of blog posts highlight some of our favorites.
BLM Temporarily Closes Virgin River Canyon Recreation Area Campground
The BLM Arizona Strip Field Office has temporarily closed the Virgin River Canyon Recreation Area campground in order to complete necessary renovations of the restrooms and other infrastructure to ensure the health and safety of visitors.
Once renovations are complete, the BLM will notify the public of the reopening of the campground through its website and notice to media outlets. We anticipate the renovations will be complete by January 2020.
This temporary closure does not apply to contractors, law enforcement or other agency personnel overseeing renovations or other activities. The site and facilities will continue to be patrolled by the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office as well as BLM law enforcement and staff throughout the duration of the closure to ensure the health and safety of the public.
For additional information, please contact the Arizona Strip Field Office at 435-688-3200.