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Hidden Canyon Trail closed in Zion National Park due to rockfall

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ZION NATIONAL PARK — Nine hikers were temporarily trapped Tuesday morning after a rockfall on the Hidden Canyon Trail in Zion National Park, officials said.

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Rockfall injures two at Zion National Park

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(KUTV) — On Sunday afternoon, two visitors were injured by a rockfall at Zion National Park.

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Monster-sized boulder busted, highway reopens

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The Zion-Mount Carmel Highway between Canyon Junction and the east entrance to the park is now open after being closed when a house-size boulder came loose from heavy rains and crashed onto the highway Wednesday.

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Reports of flash flooding, large boulder close roads in Zion National Park

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The flash flooding was reported in Zion National Park and near Mount Carmel, according to the National Weather Service. Park officials reported that all of the roads in Zion National Park were closed as of 3 p.m. due to the extreme weather.

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POTD July 12, 2016: Kolob Canyons, Zion National Park, Washington County, Utah

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POTD July 12, 2016: Kolob Canyons, Zion National Park, Washington County, Utah.

Photographer: Paul Inkenbrandt; © 2016

Sunset on Gooseberry Mesa shines golden light on cliffs of Triassic-age Shinarump Conglomerate and the underlying slope-forming Moenkopi Formation. White cliffs and peaks in the distance are thrones and temples of Zion National Park, formed of Jurassic-age Navajo Sandstone. Gooseberry Mesa, Washington County, Utah Photographer: J. Lucy Jordan; © 2016

POTD June 10, 2016: Gooseberry Mesa, Washington County, Utah

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Gooseberry Mesa, Washington County, Utah
Photographer: J. Lucy Jordan; © 2016

Sunset on Gooseberry Mesa shines golden light on cliffs of Triassic-age Shinarump Conglomerate and the underlying slope-forming Moenkopi Formation. White cliffs and peaks in the distance are thrones and temples of Zion National Park, formed of Jurassic-age Navajo Sandstone.

Cataclysmic landslide created ‘flat and tranquil’ valley enjoyed today in Zion National Park

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The Sentinel, a sandstone formation on Zion Canyon’s western wall, was once much larger.

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Towering 1,488 feet above the canyon floor, Angels Landing is a joint-controlled resistant fin of Jurassic-age Navajo Sandstone, carved out by the incised North Fork Virgin River. A popular, but steep and exposed, hiking trail guides park visitors along the sheer fin to inspiring views of Zion Canyon. Zion National Park, Washington County, Utah Photographer: Adam McKean; © 2015

POTD March 15, 2016: Zion National Park, Washington County, Utah

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Zion National Park, Washington County, Utah
Photographer: Adam McKean; © 2015

Towering 1,488 feet above the canyon floor, Angels Landing is a joint-controlled resistant fin of Jurassic-age Navajo Sandstone, carved out by the incised North Fork Virgin River. A popular, but steep and exposed, hiking trail guides park visitors along the sheer fin to inspiring views of Zion Canyon.

The setting sun illuminates the Jurassic-age Navajo Sandstone cliffs of Cougar Mountain (right) and South Guardian Angel (left) as viewed from Kolob Reservoir Road. Here, the road travels on top of the 220,000- to 310,000-year-old Grapevine Wash lava flow (dark rocks in middle ground). Zion National Park, Washington County, Utah Photographer: Adam McKean; © 2015

POTD November 3, 2015: Zion National Park, Washington County, Utah

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Zion National Park, Washington County, Utah
Photographer: Adam McKean; © 2015

The setting sun illuminates the Jurassic-age Navajo Sandstone cliffs of Cougar Mountain (right) and South Guardian Angel (left) as viewed from Kolob Reservoir Road. Here, the road travels on top of the 220,000- to 310,000-year-old Grapevine Wash lava flow (dark rocks in middle ground).

Worst rockfalls, landslides in Zion National Park

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A large rockfall recently closed state Route 9 in Zion National Park, prompting us to take a look back at the worst rockfalls and landslides in the park’s history.

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