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Deal Struck To Keep Utah’s Popular Zion Narrows Open Through March

Jan 8, 2019, 12:32 PM
Visitors explore The Narrows along the Virgin River on July 15, 2014 in Zion National Park, Utah. Z...
Visitors explore The Narrows along the Virgin River on July 15, 2014 in Zion National Park, Utah. Zion National Park is among the state's biggest tourist destinations. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
(Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A family that owns land along the northeastern boundary of Zion National Park has agreed to let hikers continue to wade through their section of the narrowest stretch of Zion Canyon.

The Bullochs, who own the piece of The Narrows, still hope to reach a permanent deal with the federal government.

Until then, the extension of a temporary agreement, announced last week, will ensure permit-holding hikers can enter the redrock canyon through March.

That hinges on the government shutdown ending. The Narrows are closed right now due to the shutdown.

The Virgin River runs through The Narrows.

Visitors with permits can hike 16 miles from a trailhead, through the property owned by the Bullochs called Simon Gulch and into the national park.

(Copyright 2019 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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Deal Struck To Keep Utah’s Popular Zion Narrows Open Through March