Zion closes Kolob Canyon section due to a wildfire

Sep 1 2011 - 2:25pm

ZION NATIONAL PARK -- Zion National Park officials have closed trails in the Kolob Canyon section due to a wildfire.

Officials say all trails are closed in that northern section of the park just off Interstate 15 south of Cedar City, including LaVerkin Creek Trail, Hop Valley Trail and the Timber Creek Overlook Trail.

The Toquerville Falls Fire is located on Black Ridge on Bureau of Land Management lands just north of Toquerville.

The lightning caused blaze was estimated at 150 acres. The fire is being pushed by gusty winds up to 40 mph. No structures were in immediate danger.

The Kolob Canyons Scenic Drive and Visitor Center will remain open unless the fire poses a safety risk.


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