Zion National Park
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.