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Old 04-07-2011, 01:48 PM   #1
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If they close the National Parks

I leave friday morning for Zion NP. My question is could I still get to and camp at GooseBerry Mesa if they close the NP.

I have never been anywhere in Zion but the bus trip.

Im sure there are spots all around there you guys know about that would still be open and Amazing.

Im open to anything, Ive got 12days to explore.

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Old 04-07-2011, 02:41 PM   #2
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Re: If they close the National Parks

Gooseberry Mesa is BLM land. I don't think they can close all the BLM land, but they will lockdown the National Parks.

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Re: If they close the National Parks

I missed something, why close the parks?
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Re: If they close the National Parks

Where have you been BW? The federal government will shut down on Friday if they don't pass some emergency legislation.

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Re: If they close the National Parks

Take your bolt cutters. Bwwaaa...hahaha!
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Old 04-07-2011, 03:30 PM   #6
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Where have you been BW? The federal government will shut down on Friday if they don't pass some emergency legislation.
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Missed the part about the parks
Hey they dont do much anyway, why not?
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Re: If they close the National Parks

Dalton wash is remote borders west Zion The east side has many options. Stop in to the guided rock climbing shops in Springdale and ask where they climb because they cant guide in the park and their trail heads make great remote camps.
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Re: If they close the National Parks

State Highway 9 goes through Zion Park, but not Zion Canyon. I would find it hard to believe they would close a main highway. Therefore, my assumption is the road through the park would be open, the road through the canyon would be closed, and the campgrounds would also be closed. So, if the government shuts down, camp on Gooseberry Mesa, drive through the park to see what you can, and have a great time in the area. You also could drive to Lava Point via Kolob Reservoir Road, if there is no snow, because there are cabins and homes in that area that would prohibit the Feds from closing that road. Lava Point will give you a view of Zion Canyon from the top.

Another option would be to go to the Toroweep "area" in the Grand Canyon. Toroweep might be closed by the Feds with some type of "road closed" sign, but there are other public roads on BLM land and private land that also go to the canyon rim. Mike (Ford_6L_E350) could give you some great directions on options in the Grand Canyon area. So can I. Also, don't forget Snow Canyon in Utah and Valley of Fire in Nevada. They are both State Parks and not effected by Washington politics.
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Re: If they close the National Parks

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State Highway 9 goes through Zion Park, but not Zion Canyon. I would find it hard to believe they would close a main highway. Therefore, my assumption is the road through the park would be open, the road through the canyon would be closed, and the campgrounds would also be closed. So, if the government shuts down, camp on Gooseberry Mesa, drive through the park to see what you can, and have a great time in the area. You also could drive to Lava Point via Kolob Reservoir Road, if there is no snow, because there are cabins and homes in that area that would prohibit the Feds from closing that road. Lava Point will give you a view of Zion Canyon from the top.

Another option would be to go to the Toroweep "area" in the Grand Canyon. Toroweep might be closed by the Feds with some type of "road closed" sign, but there are other public roads on BLM land and private land that also go to the canyon rim. Mike (Ford_6L_E350) could give you some great directions on options in the Grand Canyon area. So can I. Also, don't forget Snow Canyon in Utah and Valley of Fire in Nevada. They are both State Parks and not effected by Washington politics.
Great thanks Guys very much for the info. we will make the best of it no matter what happens.

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Re: If they close the National Parks

I'm going to bet that if National Parks are closed, highways through them will be closed also. Now we can hope for closure to see what happens!

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