Zion National Park’s Angels Landing trail reopens after rockslide

Al Hartmann | The Salt Lake Tribune Hikers carefully pick their way down the Angel's Landing Trail in Zion National Park. It's one of the premier hikes in the park which takes the hiker up and a steep rock spine that climbs to a magnificent view of the Virgin River and Zion Canyon below. It was closed Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, after a rock slide.

Officials at Zion National Park have reopened the Angels Landing trail that was closed because of a Saturday rockslide, according to officials.

Park staff learned of the rockslide, which occurred on a steep section of the trail where chains are adhered to the rocks for hand holds, Saturday afternoon, according to a news release. A rock about the size of a refrigerator, as well as several other smaller rocks, are obstructing a very narrow section of the trail, according to officials.

Rock removal began on Monday and was completed Tuesday afternoon, the release states.

No one was hurt or trapped in the slide.