Date: March 28, 2014 Contact: Aly Baltrus, 435-772-0160
The Zion National Park trail crew will begin a multi-year project to rehabilitate several of the trails out of the Weeping Rock shuttle area during the summer of 2014. Trail work will begin in early June. From June 16th 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 7th. Once the work begins, the Hidden Canyon 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 through Thursday trail closures.
Please note that dates may change as the project gets closer and progresses. Please check www.nps.gov/zion for updated information.
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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