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Rock fall in Zion National Park hurts 2 hikers, closes hiking trail

Updated June 4, 2018 - 4:51 pm

ZION NATIONAL PARK, Utah — A popular trail at Zion National Park is closed at least through Friday after two people were hurt in a rock fall, according to a park release.

Park ranger John Marciano said one person suffered serious leg injuries in the Sunday afternoon rock fall on the trail that leads to the iconic Narrows hike. He said a large rock broke away from the 1,400-foot cliff wall at the far end of the paved trail, dislodging a shower of smaller rocks in its wake.

Rock falls occurred again Monday and Wednesday along the Hidden Canyon Trail, covering about 45 feet of trail, the park said.

Visitors can instead reach The Narrows through the river at the Temple of Sinawava trail.

Superintendent Jeff Bradybaugh said rock falls are unpredictable events in the park about 160 miles northeast of Las Vegas.

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