Rangers Requesting Assistance in Search of 79-Year-Old Hiker Missing in Zion National Park, UT

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John Fiske Burg, 79. Credit: Zion NP

Currently, search operations for John Fiske Burg are ongoing at Zion National Park, UT. Zion National Park Rangers and Washington County Sheriff’s Office continue to investigate this missing person case and are requesting your assistance in locating John Fiske Burg.

Mr. Burg is 79 years old, 5’9”, and 220 lbs. He has brown hair, brown eyes, and no facial hair. He may be wearing the following items: a little yellow jacket, blue osprey backpack, shorts, ankle-high hiking boots, and a white visor hat with a neck guard.

Mr. Burg was last seen on September 28th, 2021, at approximately 7:00 am MT leaving the La Quinta hotel in Kanab, Utah. Burg was staying there with a group of 50 hikers and stated he might hike the Canyon Overlook trail. Burg’s vehicle was found at the trailhead of the Canyon Overlook Trail. It is unknown at this time when Burg arrived at the trailhead.

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Canyon Overlook trailhead, Zion NP, UT

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