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Trails to close for project in Zion National Park

Published: Friday, June 13 2014 7:30 p.m. MDT

Rehabilitation work will prompt temporary closing of trails as Zion National Park begins a multiyear project on trails out of the Weeping Rock shuttle area this summer.

Matt Gade, Deseret News

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ZION NATIONAL PARK — Rehabilitation work will prompt temporary closing of trails as Zion National Park begins a multiyear project on trails out of the Weeping Rock shuttle area this summer.

Beginning Monday and running through the end of September, the Hidden Canyon Trail and portions of the East Rim and Observation Point trails will be closed for several days each week to allow newly poured concrete to dry. Concrete pouring will occur on Monday or Tuesday of each week, which should allow the trail to be open most weekends.

The trail crew will also repair retaining walls on the Hidden Canyon Trail this summer beginning as early as July 7. Once work begins, the trail will remain closed until the end of the project, which should be no later than the end of August.

Trail work is also planned for the Canyon Overlook Trail during the months of September and October, which will lead to Monday-Thursday trail closures.

Dates may change as the project gets closer and progresses.

This project is funded by the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act Funding Program, which uses funds collected from the park entrance and use fees to complete park maintenance projects, and public service programs.

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