They said Cortier then reunited with his family and left the park.
In a statement, Coutier’s family said they were happy to be safe.
“We thank the Rangers and the search teams who searched tirelessly day and night and never gave up hope. We are also very grateful to the numerous volunteers who were generous with their time, resources and support.
“This would not have been possible without a network of people coming together,” the Chambers-Cortier family said in a statement.
“We’re all just overwhelmed and grateful,” family friend Kelly Kaffman told CNN.
According to the National Park Service, Cortier was seen getting off a shuttle van at a grotto area stop, leading to several Zion hiking trails, according to the National Park Service.
Zion National Park thanked those who helped find the courier, including Washington Washington County Sheriff’s Office fees, K-9 units, search teams and rangers from other national parks, and volunteers.
Courtier’s daughter Kylie Chambers traveled to Zion to try to find her mother.
She told CNN on Saturday that she usually talked to her mother almost every day and was worried when she hadn’t heard from her for a week.
“It was his dream to see national parks,” Chambers said. “She lost her job as a goat because of Kovid-1to. The family couldn’t afford to pay her. She spoke positively – saying she was given time to get out, seeing the parks.”
Chambers appealed for the help of other hikers to find the courtier, but said his mother is a fit, experienced hiker and fighter who could survive for more than a week out in all of Zine’s harsh fame.
“If I could say anything to her I would just say keep fighting,” Chambers said.