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Rockfall temporarily closes highway through Zion National Park

Jun 1, 2022, 6:10 PM | Updated: Jun 2, 2022, 7:29 am

A rockfall has temporarily closed s Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway through Zion National Park on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. File Photo

Update: 7:31 p.m.

The highway reopened just before 7 p.m. Wednesday evening, according to park officials. 

Our previous reporting

SPRINGDALE, Utah — A rockfall Wednesday afternoon closed the Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway into Zion National Park. 

The rockfall occurred west of the Zion-Mount Carmel Tunnel, according to park officials. The road will remain closed from Canyon Junction to the East Entrance Station, while maintenance workers remove the rocks and assess the condition of the road. 

Park officials said the road will be opened as soon as it is deemed safe. 

Park officials also said no vehicles were damaged as a resort of the rockfall, and no injuries were reported. 

For more information on the status of the road, click here.

Visitors can still access the park by using its shuttle service. The shuttle buses depart the park’s south entrance at the Zion Canyon Visitor Center in Springdale. Visitors coming from the east of Zion should take alternate routes to get to the park’s South Entrance.

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Rockfall temporarily closes highway through Zion National Park