Zion National Park considers changes to permit system after group killed in flood

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ZION NATIONAL PARK - Zion National Park is considering changing its permit system when it comes to back-country exploration.

The park is also reevaluating the whole operation, from what information it gathers from the National Weather Service to what information it supplies to those who visit.

Parks rangers said they are performing an "after-action review" to check to see if they believe the park may have done anything wrong.

The park said it is in constant contact with the NWS and posts weather conditions on each permit as well as on social media.

Currently, the park does not issue permits if there is a moderate risk or expected flash flood.

However, those actions could change after the review.

1 Comment

  • Tim stauffer

    I don’t think any change should be made these people were told not to go and they did anyway. Why make it a bigger hassle for everyone else.

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