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Utah Congressional Delegation Opposes Zion Park Reservations

National Park Services

Utah's congressional delegation has signed a letter opposing the proposed use of a reservation system for Zion National Park. The Spectrum reported the National Park Service plans to move forward with a capacity study that could result in a mandated reservation system for the park in southwest Utah. Park officials have sought ways to mitigate overcrowding at Zion. Among the proposals is requiring visitors to register before being allowed entry. The letter to Interior Secretary David L. Bernhardt from Utah's two senators and four representatives identifies alternatives including improved public outreach, state and local investment in trails and shuttle system changes.