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Zion National Park Seeks Public Input on South Entrance Area to Improve Visitor Safety

Zion National Park has opened a public comment period for a proposal aimed at enhancing the infrastructure around its South Entrance Area, according to a press release. The initiative seeks to address the park’s growing concerns over traffic flow and the safety of hikers, bicyclists, drivers, and shuttle bus operations.

“We need your input as we consider how to improve Zion National Park,” Jeff Bradybaugh, Zion National Park superintendent, said in the press release.

According to its website, the background to this proposal is the park’s annual visitation figures, which approach five million. The majority of these visitors enter through the South Entrance, leading to significant congestion and potential safety hazards. The proposed enhancements are designed to streamline movement and safety.

Bradybaugh urged everyone to review the proposal details, participate in a forthcoming virtual public meeting, and submit their comments by the April 10 deadline.

Key components of the proposal include the realignment of the Zion Mt. Carmel Highway, stretching from the South Entrance to the Zion Canyon Visitor Center. Additionally, the construction of a new bridge is proposed to separate vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

To gather public feedback and provide more information on the Environmental Assessment (EA) and the Floodplain Statement of Findings, Zion National Park has scheduled a virtual public meeting for March 19 at 6 p.m. MT. 

Zion National Park offers a diverse range of outdoor activities that cater to adventurers of all levels. From the strenuous treks up Angels Landing to the serene walks along the Riverside Walk, the park provides an opportunity to explore. 

Hiking in Zion can take you through narrow slot canyons. Each trail offers a unique perspective of the park’s majestic geological formations and the natural beauty that has been sculpted over millions of years.

Beyond hiking, Zion National Park invites visitors to engage with the environment through bird watching, stargazing, and even rock climbing. For more information, click here.

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Tessa Brook
Tessa Brook
March 14, 2024 11:25 pm

Zion National Park is turning to the public for feedback on plans to enhance the South Entrance Area infrastructure. Your input is vital to improving safety and traffic flow for all park visitors. Let’s work together to preserve and enjoy the beauty of this incredible natural gem. Join the conversation!

Kevin Ward
Kevin Ward
March 15, 2024 1:00 am
Reply to  Tessa Brook

Have you considered incorporating smart traffic signage for better guidance and safety? Reflecting on visitor education programs could enhance the experience too. Your ideas could truly shape the future of this spectacular park. Ready to share your thoughts?

March 16, 2024 2:04 am
Reply to  Kevin Ward

Thinking about visitor education programs to boost the park experience sounds like a neat idea. It might be worth considering incorporating smart traffic signage for better guidance and safety in the South Entrance area. This could help enhance the overall visitor experience and safety at Zion National Park. Sounds intriguing, right?

March 15, 2024 1:16 am

La zona de mejora de la entrada sur en el Parque Nacional Zion es clave para una visita más segura. Únete a la reunión virtual el 19 de marzo y comparte tus pensamientos antes del 10 de abril. ¡Vamos a hacer que Zion sea aún mejor juntos!

March 15, 2024 2:36 am

Here’s your chance to make a real impact! Join in on the virtual public meeting on March 19th to help shape the improvements at Zion National Park’s South Entrance Area. Your thoughts and ideas could play a vital role in creating a safer and more enjoyable experience for all visitors. Let’s work together to enhance this beautiful natural destination!

March 15, 2024 11:45 am

It’s awesome how Zion National Park is reaching out for your thoughts on boosting safety and traffic flow at the South Entrance! Your input can make a real difference in shaping a safer and more enjoyable experience for everyone. Imagine the fun activities you can enjoy there, from thrilling hikes to peaceful walks. Let’s all pitch in and help make Zion an even better place for all adventurers!

March 15, 2024 5:11 pm

The proposed improvements at Zion National Park’s South Entrance Area offer us all a chance to make it safer and more enjoyable. Let’s share our feedback and make a difference together!

March 15, 2024 6:38 pm

Hey Zion National Park enthusiasts, it’s your time to shine! Your input matters as the park gears up for major safety upgrades and educational initiatives at the South Entrance Area. Let’s make sure our voices are heard loud and clear to enhance the visitor experience!

March 16, 2024 7:41 am

Guess what? Zion National Park is thinking about sprucing up the area near the South Entrance to make it safer and more convenient for all of us visitors. They’re talking about adding more bike lanes and pedestrian walkways and introducing new signs and educational programs about traffic safety. What do you think about these ideas? Let your voice be heard!


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