Four days after a lightning strike ignited a wildfire in the backcountry of Zion National Park, the fire has been contained and park officials have reopened the Kolob Canyons area to visitors.
A wildfire has forced Zion National Park officials to block public access to the Kolob Canyons area of the park. The so-called Cliff Fire was touched off by a lightning strike Tuesday night.
Reduced ice and snow conditions in Middle Echo Canyon in Zion National Park have prompted the superintendent to reopen the canyon to canyoneers.
Tricky Conditions Lead Zion National Park Officials to Temporary Close Middle Echo Canyon to Visitors
Too many stranded canyoneers who required help has prompted Zion National Park officials to temporary ban access to Middle Echo Canyon.