Shutdown Information
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Shutdown Information

Advice for travelers affected by the partial federal government shutdown
Updated 11:10 a.m., Jan. 28, 2019

As a result of new legislation, the federal government shutdown is expected to end as of January 25, 2019. National parks and monuments are in the process of resuming staffing and reopening visitor centers.

We will update this page as more information becomes available.

If you have questions not answered here, please live chat with our staff (see the orange icon in the bottom right corner) and we will be happy to help.

Visitor Centers
Visitor centers are expected to reopen between Jan. 26-30, though exact details and timelines are not yet known for all national parks and monuments.

The following visitor centers are known to be open, but please note this list is not comprehensive:

  • Arches
  • Bryce Canyon
  • Canyonlands (Island in the Sky District)
  • Zion

Visit Responsibly
As parks and monuments resume service, please take care to follow the Leave No Trace Seven Principles.


Alternatives to National Parks

If you're concerned about the effects of a government shutdown, or are just looking to explore great destinations off-the-beaten-path, check out our Awesome Alternatives to Utah's National Parks:

Arches and Canyonlands National Parks [PDF]

Capitol Reef National Park [PDF]

Bryce Canyon National Park [PDF]

Zion National Park [PDF]