Recent Trail Closures in Zion National Park
Following extreme weather in Zion National Park, some popular trails have been closed. Recent trail closures include the famous Narrows hike, which is currently closed due to snowmelt; both Upper Emerald Pools and Kayenta Trail are closed because of storm damage; The Hidden Canyon Trail and Observation Point (starting from Weeping Rock) are closed due to a rockfall.
Alternate Hikes & Routes
While these main trails and hikes are closed, there are still ways for guests to access some of the same areas through alternate routes and hikes.
Observation Point can still be accessed from the East Side of Zion via the Zion-Mount Carmel Highway, which is set to open on Saturday, April 27th, 2019 after repairs to road damage were finished.
While a few of Zion’s popular trails have been closed due to storm wreckage, there’s still plenty to do in and around the Park.
Although Upper Emerald Pools is closed, Lower Emerald Pools is still open. The Lower Emerald Pools section of the hike is roughly a half mile long. The trails offers views of thick vegetation along the path and leads hikers to an alcove that is located below two waterfalls and their pools of water.
The extremely popular, exciting (especially if you have a fear of heights) Angels Landing trail remains open. This hike is not for the faint of heart. At 5 miles round trip, this hike is one of Zion’s most exhilarating hikes and experiences with drop-offs on both sides of the narrow path.
Hiking isn’t the only thing to do here in and around Zion National Park! Jeep Tours, Helicopter Tours, Golf, Rock Climbing, Cliff Jumping, Kayaking & lots more!