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Rock Fall Injures 2 Hikers, Closes Trail At Zion

2 Hikers Injured After Rock Fall In Zion National Park
Zion National Park

A popular trail at Zion National Park is closed after two people were hurt in a rock fall.

Park ranger John Marciano says one person suffered serious leg injuries in the Sunday-afternoon rock fall on the trail that leads to the iconic Narrows hike.

He says 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.

A hazard geologist was examining the paved Riverside Walk trail Monday to see when it's safe to re-open.

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

Superintendent Jeff Bradybaugh says rock falls are unpredictable events in the red-rock landscape and his heart goes out to the two people hurt.