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Zion National Park Proposes Permit Lottery For Part Of Angels Landing

Due to increased popularity at Zion National Park’s Angels Landing hiking trail, the park is proposing a day-use permit lottery system for hikers in 2022.  The permit would cover the chained section of the trail. Hikers would still be able to walk the West Rim Trail up to Scout Lookout without a permit. The proposed fees - six dollars for the application and three dollars per person after that - would cover the cost to operate the lottery platform and manage the program in the field.  Permits would allow for groups of up to six people, with identification, to access the chained portion of the trail.  Public comment on the lottery system is currently being accepted through September 12th on the National Park Service's Planning, Environment, and Public Comment website.

Kailey Foster is a senior at Utah State University studying Agricultural Communications, Broadcast Journalism, and Political Science while also getting a minor in Agribusiness. She was raised in the dairy industry in Rhode Island where she found her passion for the agriculture industry as a whole. Here at USU, she has held various leadership positions in the Dairy Science Club and the local Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow chapter. She also also served as the 2020 Utah Miss Agriculture and is currently the 2021 Utah Ms. Agriculture. Here at UPR, she works on agriculture news stories and she produces agriculture segments such as USU Extension Highlights, the Green Thumb, and Ag Matters.