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Angels Landing Closure Extended Through This Week

The storms of a couple weeks ago pushed back the trail work schedule on Angels Landing considerably. Bummer for the trail crews who probably had little to do for a week, and for hikers hoping to get out on Angels Landing this week. But we can’t do anything about Mother Nature’s whims, can we? Thanks to all the folks working on the trail; I know I always appreciate that the trail isn’t falling apart when I’m up on Angels Landing. If you are looking for good alternatives to Angels Landing, the Park offers a few below. You might specifically consider hikes to Cable Mountain or Deertrap Mountain, both spurs of the East Rim trail. Observation Point is always excellent, as is the elusive Lady Mountain route, if you can find it. Wherever you go to find a great view, take care and enjoy! Here’s the official news release: Zion News Release 10-51, Angels Landing Closures Extended Angels Landing Closures Extended Due to Weather Delays The schedule of closures for the Angels Landing Route in Zion National Park has been extended due to weather delays the week of October 3. Closures for route repairs and improvements were originally scheduled to end … Continue reading

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Angels Landing Closing for Repairs in September and October

Well, it won’t be closed the entire time. It looks like the Park is trying to keep the trail open on the weekends; if you are planning on being here mid-week, please note the closure dates in the below news release. Zion News Release 10-39 Angels Landing Closing for Repairs September 3, 2010 Superintendent Jock Whitworth has announced that the Angels Landing hiking route and all climbing routes on that rock formation will close for several days starting in mid-September. A Zion National Park trail crew will be working on route improvements including re-chiseling existing steps, drilling and installing new posts and chains in some areas to better delineate the route, and adding dry stone masonry to improve footing.  The closure is necessary due to helicopter activity in the area, movement of materials and equipment, and for visitor and work crew safety while work is in progress on the narrow route. September 15th and 16th and September 20th through the 23rd, the West Rim Trail will be closed from the Grotto to Scout Lookout. The Angels Landing route will also be closed from Scout Lookout to the summit of Angels Landing. All climbing routes on the cliff faces of Angels … Continue reading

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