OUTDOORS + RECREATION

Zion National Park crews responding to road damage after rockfalls

Mar 23, 2023, 6:30 PM | Updated: Mar 24, 2023, 10:56 am

National Park Services at Zion National Park are working to repair road damage after rockfalls on Z...

National Park Services at Zion National Park are working to repair road damage after rockfalls on Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and Kolob Canyons Road (Ally O'Rullian, National Park Service).

(Ally O'Rullian, National Park Service)

SPRINGDALE, Utah — National Park Services at Zion National Park are working to repair road damage after rockfalls on Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and Kolob Canyons Road.

According to a press release, these rockfalls are not the only events this winter that led to damage on park roads. They are only the most recent of “similar but smaller” events.

Zion Canyon Scenic Drive road damage

Photo credit: Sam Harvey, NPS

According to the press release, only one lane near the work area on Zion Canyon Scenic Drive is open.

Crews are working to asses methods of road repair. Along with this, they are repairing a sewer cover and vertical pipe that connects to the sewer line.

Additionally, with the help of an unspecified utility company, crews worked to repair electrical lines buried beneath the roadway. According to the press release, this disrupted electrical service to Zion Lodge on March 21 and 22.

The press release reports the Zion Canyon Shuttle System is still operating, but may temporarily close and delay shuttles while repairs are happening.

Kolob Canyons Road

According to the press release, due to the road damage, Kolob Canyons Visitor Center has been closed since March 15. The closure applies to all drivers, hikers and bikers.

Crews are monitoring road conditions and assessing reopening options.

Keep reading

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.

Outdoors + Recreation

When leaves start to scorch, the edges of the leaves will turn brown. This generally happens on the...

Michelle Lee

Got leaf scorch on your trees? Here’s what you can do

Leaf scorch is a common problem among trees during the summer due to the excessive heat and low humidity. Here are some ways you can help them survive.

10 hours ago

FILE: A houseboat is seen against the backdrop of Lake Powell’s “bathtub ring,” a light-color...

Tammy Kikuchi

Twenty-one people treated for carbon monoxide exposure while boating at Lake Powell

The group was exposed to carbon monoxide while boating near Face Canyon when the headaches, dizziness, and nausea began.

1 day ago

After statistics in recent years showed an increase in bicycle crashes police and the Bicycle Colle...

Mike Anderson and Mary Culbertson, KSL TV

After an uptick in crashes, Utah police, advocates plead for change

After statistics in recent years showed an increase in bicycle crashes police and the Bicycle Collective are asking cyclists to stay safe.

2 days ago

Fruita Campground (left) and Devil's Garden Campground are listed as two of the top ten most diffic...

Allessandra Harris Gurr

What to know about camping at Fruita Campground or Devil’s Garden

Camping at Fruita Campground at Capitol Reef National Park and Devils Garden Campground at Arches National Park is popular and difficult.

2 days ago

Emery County's Search and Rescue Team and Department of Public Safety officials worked to rescue a ...

CARLYSLE PRICE, ksl TV

Three rescued from Zero Gravity slot canyon

A family was rescued from the Zero Gravity Slot canyon by Search and Rescue team after one man was “wedged between canyon walls."

3 days ago

The state law doesn't require people of all ages to wear a life jacket while they’re out in the w...

Michelle Lee

Be mindful of these summer water safety tips

Let’s Get Moving Host Maria Shilaos spoke with Cassidy Hadden, Utah Drowning Prevention Coalition Chair of 2024, to learn water safety tips.

6 days ago

Sponsored Articles

A young woman smiles while reading the menu at a lakeside restaurant, enjoying the panoramic view o...

Bear Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau

The best restaurants to try in Bear Lake

Save this guide to the best restaurants in Bear Lake when you need to find a place to dine during your next visit.

Female leg stepping on weigh scales. Healthy lifestyle, food and sport concept....

Health Utah

Sustainable weight loss: the science-backed way to achieve it

Learn more about Debbie's weight loss journey with Health Utah, who have a unique weight loss philosophy for success.

Underwater shot of the fisherman holding the fish...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

Your Bear Lake fishing guide

Bear Lake offers year-round fishing opportunities. By preparing ahead of time, you might go home with a big catch!

A group of people cut a purple ribbon...

Comcast

Comcast announces major fiber network expansion in Utah

Comcast's commitment to delivering extensive coverage signifies a monumental leap toward a digitally empowered future for Utahns.

a doctor putting her hand on the chest of her patient...

Intermountain Health

Intermountain nurse-midwives launch new gynecology access clinic

An access clinic launched by Intermountain nurse-midwives provides women with comprehensive gynecology care.

Young couple hugging while a realtor in a suit hands them keys in a new home...

Utah Association of Realtors

Buying a home this spring? Avoid these 5 costly pitfalls

By avoiding these pitfalls when buying a home this spring, you can ensure your investment will be long-lasting and secure.

Zion National Park crews responding to road damage after rockfalls