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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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