Zion National Park reports rampant vandalism

(Zion National Park via YouTube) A park ranger cleans spray paint vandalism at Zion National Park in April 2022.

Zion N.P., Utah • Zion National Park on Monday reported that staff has been working to clean widespread vandalism recently.

According to a statement, the vandalism includes rock carvings and scratches, stickers, permanent markers, and spray paint.

“Not only is graffiti unsightly it damages natural and cultural resources that the park protects. Over 5 million people visit Zion every year. Allow other park visitors to experience the wonder of Zion by leaving rocks, plants, artifacts, and other objects as you found them,” the park said in an email.

The park released a video on their YouTube channel showing some of the vandalism and their efforts to repair the damage.

To read more about the recent vandalism in Zion National Park, visit FOX 13.

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