SPRINGDALE, Utah (ABC4) – A 19-year-old bicyclist is in the hospital after falling nearly 60 feet at Zion National Park on Wednesday.
National Park officials confirmed that the man was riding a mountain bike on slickrock off-road on the east side of Zion National Park — which is prohibited.
Bikes are only allowed on park roads and the Pa-rus Trail, park officials said.
The bicyclist fell about 60 feet and suffered multiple compound fractures. He was moved to the main road by emergency personnel and taken by a life flight hospital to a hospital in St. George.
The current condition of the bicyclist is unknown.
NPS staff including park rangers, EMTs, and a paramedic responded to the scene.