Shutdown Information

Travel advice in the event of a federal government shutdown

We closely monitor potential federal government shutdowns and their impacts on travelers in Utah. We will update this page with the latest information as it becomes available.

In the event of a shutdown, generally roads and trails within national parks and monuments will remain open, but visitors centers will be closed

All Utah ski resorts generally remain open.

If your travel plans are disrupted by the shutdown or you have questions not answered here, please live chat with our staff and we will be happy to recommend alternate destinations and local favorites.

Updated: 11:45 a.m. MST, 12/3/2018

Alternatives to National Parks

If you're ever concerned about the possibility 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]


Road to Mighty Itineraries

The possibility of a government shutdown is a great opportunity to explore Utah's Road to Mighty® — featuring state parks, historic sites, museums, scenic byways and outdoor adventures spread across the vast open landscapes of Central and Southern Utah. While not all destinations are easily accessed or enjoyed year-round, winter travelers can still put together a remarkable journey whether or not Utah's Mighty 5® national parks are on your agenda or open to the public.