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Assorted Zion Notes and Updates

Some informational tidbits for first-time and long-time visitors alike: • Middle Emerald Pools trail will be closed all summer. This information is clearly included on the park map in the *new* ZNP summer guide just printed this week and available from the Park. Evidently, the hillside next to the trail is still moving and unsafe. Hikers can still access the trail to the Upper Pool by connecting via the Lower Pool and the Kayenta Trail… you don’t really miss too much. • Menu Falls is currently closed. Menu Falls is a special little spot, unmarked by any sign, but often discovered by bikers on their way up to the Temple of Sinewava. Anyhow, there was a rock slide Monday night (big rocks that blocked the road, moved now but stopped shuttle traffic for a bit) that damaged part of the upper platform, so the Falls are closed until proper repairs can be made. • The Canyon Overlook parking lot will only be open to traffic coming through the tunnel and closed to traffic coming from the East side. East side traffic will have to park in the pullout on the right before the tunnel as they will not be allowed to … Continue reading

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Alternatives to Hiking the Zion Narrows During Spring Flood

Extraordinary precipitation this winter/spring has resulted in high water levels in The Narrows this spring, closing the world-famous hike for the last two months. Since the snow pack remains significant in the watershed’s higher reaches, we expect The Narrows will remain closed another 2 to 4 weeks. So many Zion visitors plan to hike The Narrows, and we have the ugly job of telling all these folks, day after day, they can’t explore this place they’ve heard so much about and have travelled so far to see. Visitor reactions fall across the board: mad, sad, frustrated, crestfallen… a few hesitant hikers are even glad to have an convenient excuse to miss The Narrows. But the upside of this whole situation, the thing we try to help everyone see, is there are TONS of world-class activities in Zion that can be just as rewarding as The Narrows hike. If you are bummed to miss The Narrow on your current or upcoming trip, please peruse the following ideas for ways to turn that frown upside down and make the most of your visit. Fabulous Day Hikes 2- to 4-hour hikes like Angels Landing, Observation Point, Emerald Pools, and Hidden Canyon offer breathtaking views, great … Continue reading

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