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Inholding along popular trail in Zion NP acquired for transfer to NPS—but thousands of acres remain

Spread across Zion National Park is a patchwork of private parcels, complicating park management and enabling potential trophy homes to rise in otherwise wild landscapes.

One of those “inholdings,” a 35-acre piece at Firepit Knoll near Zion’s Hop Valley trailhead, is to become part of the park under a deal announced Monday by the nonprofits Trust for Public Land and National Park Foundation.

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