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Traveler Information

What you need to know about COVID-19 in Utah
There are no restrictions for traveling through, to or from Utah. The agencies that manage Utah’s outdoor recreation are committed to keeping parks and areas open while protecting visitors and staff. Utah is currently in a COVID-19 stabilization phase and encourages reasonable travel precautions. Visitors to parks, monuments and open lands should be prepared for reduced or limited services and prepare extensively for their responsible outdoor adventure.
To assist with your travel decisions in the short and long term, we will continue to update this page with the most timely and accurate information possible. Always check the status and alerts of the area you plan to visit using the resources below. You are also welcome to ask additional questions using the chat feature on this page. 

Coronavirus Closures

Note: This list is updated daily.

National parks and public lands

National parks are re-opening, but services and activities are limited. Consult the current conditions and alerts page for each park before planning your travel.

  • Bryce Canyon National Park is open.
  • Capitol Reef National Park is open.
  • Zion National Park is expected to open May 13.
  • Arches National Park is expected to open May 29.
  • Canyonlands National Park is expected to open May 29.

In addition, please note:

Additional resources:

Utah state parks

State parks are open to all visitors — except those state parks under a local health order restriction See the latest information.

Cities

Consult this resource for the latest local directives and orders governing each county. In addition:

  • Dine-in is permitted and eating establishments are exercising extreme precautions.
  • Hotels and other other accommodations are open and exercising extreme precautions.
  • Gyms, salons, and other personal care establishments, are beginning to resume operations under very strict guidelines. Call ahead and learn what to expect before planning a visit.
  • In addition, museums, performing arts centers, visitor centers, and entertainment options with occupancy above around 25 people are closed. Call to confirm openings before making any travel plans until further notice. See Visit Salt Lake for additional updates. More area closures are listed here

Ski resorts

Ski resorts in Utah have suspended operations until further notice. 


 

Travel with Care

Fortunately, public lands are open for dispersed outdoor recreation activities, which are a great way to stay active and follow public health guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Follow these adapted tips from the U.S. Forest Service to plan a fun and safe outing:

Before You Visit:

  1. Call ahead. Review the websites and social media that offer information on local conditions, but visitors are encouraged to reach out to local tourism contacts and land managers with any additional questions.

  2. Select an appropriate activity. Hiking, biking, stargazing and dispersed camping are fantastic options. Avoid high-risk activities like rock climbing or backcountry activities, as law enforcement and rescue operations may be limited due to COVID 19 issues.

  3. Select low-traffic locations and times. Discover a new area. Visit less-traveled locations like state parks and national monuments during non-peak hours to avoid crowding. Check out the regions that surround and compliment each national park.

  4. Stay home if you feel sick. Follow CDC guidance on personal hygiene and social distancing before and during your visit. Stay up-to-date on latest instruction from the Utah Coronavirus Task Force.

  5. Bring necessary supplies. Services like trash pickup and restroom maintenance could be limited or not available at some locations. Bring the supplies you might need such as trash bags and hand sanitizer.

During Your Visit:

  1. Evaluate your surroundings. When you arrive at the recreation area, evaluate your surroundings. A full parking lot or crowded trailhead might indicate that there are too many people recreating. For your safety and the safety of other visitors, please consider changing locations or returning at a less active time. Always have a back-up plan at this time.

  2. Keep your distance from others. Everyone wants to safely enjoy public lands. Please make sure to stay at least six feet away from other visitors as recommend by the CDC.

  3. Support local. Find ways to support the local communities that surrounds these natural areas. Stock up with groceries locally, stop in an artisan shop or eat at a restaurant in addition to campfire meals.

After Your Visit:

  1. Pack it in, pack it out. Take trash with you when you leave. Trash overflowing the receptacles becomes litter and can be harmful to wildlife and attract predators. This is part of an ethic we call Forever Mighty.