Zion National Park may start limiting number of visitors


SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Zion National Park’s continuing popularity has sparked discussions of limiting the number of visitors.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports that park officials are planning several public meetings to discuss how to combat overwhelmed facilities and increased land erosion.

Zion is expecting a record 4 million visitors this year.

Among officials’ proposals is to cap the number of daily visitors through a reservation system instead of a first-come first-served basis.

Park spokeswoman Aly Baltrus says they are accepting feedback from the public.

People can submit comments and view strategies that have been proposed at the National Park Service’s website.

The park is aiming to have a final plan by fall 2018.

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