UPDATE: Zion Park trails reopened active search and rescue closure


FILE – This Sept. 15, 2015, file photo, shows Zion National Park near Springdale, Utah. Zion National Park announced Monday, Marc h 23, 2020, it is closing its campgrounds and part of a popular trail called Angel’s Landing that is often crowded with people. The top part of the hike that is being closed is bordered by steep drops and ascends some 1,500 feet (457 meters) above the southern Utah park’s red-rock cliffs, offering sweeping views.(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

MONDAY 11/29/21 8:32 a.m.

SPRINGDALE, Utah (ABC4) – Two trails have reopened in Zion National Park after an active search and rescue effort closed them down on Sunday.

The Middle and Upper Emerald Pools Trails are now reopened, park officials say. The Lower Trail is also open to the public at this time as well.

There were no specific details provided regarding the objective and nature of the search effort.

ABC4 will update this story as more information becomes available.

Original Story: Zion Park trails closed for active search and rescue

SUNDAY 11/28/21 9:41 a.m.

SPRINGDALE, Utah (ABC4) – Two trails in Zion National Park are currently closed for an active search and rescue effort.

Park officials say the Middle and Upper Emerald Pools Trails will be closed on Sunday.

Search and rescue teams are currently on site. No details on who or what officials may be searching for have been released at this time.

ABC4 will update this story when more information becomes available.

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