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Southwestern Utah's Zion National Park reopened its popular Zion Canyon site on Thursday, though some of the area's trails were restricted while rangers assessed damage from recent storms and made repairs.
National Parks Service spokesman Ron Terry said the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive also was open again, although a short stretch of the road was limited to one lane of travel just south of the Court of the Patriarchs.
Park officials also reopened Watchman Campground and Zion Lodge, Terry said.
The Par'us Trail along the rain-swollen Virgin River was open, but the Upper Emerald Pools remained accessible only from the Kayenta Trail from the park's Grotto area. The Lower and Middle Emerald Pools trails remained closed due to recent rock falls and mudslides, though the Weeping Rock Trail was reopened Thursday afternoon after crews cleared it of debris.
For more information of trail, road and facility closures, visit the park's website at nps.gov/zion.