Flood-damaged Angels Landing reopens in Zion National Park

The way to Angels Landing reopened at Zion National Park over the weekend, with park officials saying repairs were finished on a section of trail that was wiped out by a summer flash flood.

The West Rim Trail, which leads to the route to Angels Landing, reopened on Saturday, more than two months after an intense July 11 thunderstorm that caused flooding, mudslides and rockfalls throughout the park.

During the storm, a section of retaining wall and several small check dams failed in the Refrigerator Canyon area of the West Rim Trail, where visitors must pass on their way to Angels Landing. An 18-foot gap opened up in the trail.

Trail crews worked to stabilize both ends of the trail and built a new 30-foot custom bridge to span the damaged area, park officials said in a press release.

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