Last updated 4/13/21 4:01PM
Utah's Canyon Country recognizes that travelers may be concerned about COVID-19 and how it may affect them. We are here to support travelers during this time either with your short term and/or long term travel arrangements. To speak directly with a staff member please contact us at 800-574-4386.
Please be advised that Utah's public health agencies are closely monitoring the rapidly evolving situation around the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Right now our focus is on the health and safety of our communities, visitors and friends in Utah and around the world that are managing this issue
San Juan County is currently in the 'High Risk' phase and masks must be worn in public indoor settings, and outdoors, when physical distancing is not feasible; this includes both employees and patrons.
As we recover and begin resuming our usual activities during the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to ensure the safety of our visitors, customers, and locals alike. While restrictions or recommendations may change, we want to let you know that we will continue to go above and beyond to keep our communities a safe, healthy place to live, work, and visit.
The San Juan Strong Promise is two-fold including 1) businesses & community members 2) customers & visitors. If we all work together to adhere to the basic principles of the promise we will be able to continue to maintain operations, keep our doors open, maintain the public health, and crush the curve of COVID-19. For more information visit: UtahsCanyonCountry.com/SanJuanStrong
Monument Valley Tribal Park* - CLOSED until further notice. (Press Release issued on 10/2/20)
Four Corners Monument - CLOSED until further notice. (See press release above)
*Please note, while Monument Valley Tribal Park is closed, Hwy 163 passing through the community of Monument Valley remains OPEN and services (lodging, dining, gas, groceries, tours, etc.) are still available to visitors. Goulding's Lodge & RV Park will remain OPEN and fully operational.
**Goulding's is currently offering a 'Beyond the Park' tour which takes visitors to all the best locations to view the formations of Monument Valley without entering the park, including Forrest Gump Hill, Teardrop Arch, and more! Visit our Utah's Canyon Country Blog for more information on this new tour.)
2/2/21- Face masks are now required in all NPS buildings and facilities. Masks are also required on NPS-managed lands when physical distancing cannot be maintained, including narrow or busy trails, overlooks and historic homes.
(Read: The President’s Executive Order on Protecting the Federal Workforce and Requiring Mask-Wearing.)
Canyonlands NP OPEN- Roads, trails, campgrounds, and restrooms are open. Needles Visitor Center is closed for the season Nov-March. Island in the Sky Visitor Center is open Thurs-Mon 9am-4pm. (Group campsites remain closed until further notice.) www.nps.gov/cany/index.htm
Natural Bridges NM OPEN- Roads, trails, and restrooms are open. As weather and staffing allow, rangers provide visitor assistance outside the visitor center 9 am–noon and 2–4 pm, Thursday through Monday. The bookstore remains closed at this time. Visitor service operating hours may be subject to change due to park staffing or weather. The campground is open as of 9/10/20. www.nps.gov/nabr/planyourvisit/conditions.htm
Hovenweep NM OPEN Roads, trails, and restrooms are open. As weather and staffing allow, rangers provide visitor assistance outside the visitor center 9 am–noon and 2–4 pm, Thursday through Monday. The bookstore remains closed at this time. The campground reopened on 9/10/20, with some sites remaining closed to promote social distancing. www.nps.gov/hove/planyourvisit/conditions.htm
For the most timely information, please monitor Canyonlands National Park website or Facebook page , Arches National Park website or Facebook page, Hovenweep National Monument website or Facebook page, and Natural Bridges National Monument website or Facebook page regarding any future modification of operations.
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area OPEN w/restrictions/partial closures https://www.nps.gov/glca/planyourvisit/conditions.htm
Lake Powell Halls Crossing launch ramp will be open to all boats Friday, Saturday, Sunday for day use only, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Beginning May 22, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area will reopen access to: The Lake Powell Halls Crossing public launch ramp will be open 7 days a week to all boats and begin overnight use.
In addition, entry fees are waived, and the following spaces continue to be available:
With public health in mind, the following facilities remain closed at this time:
Please refer to this State Park map for reference: https://stateparks.utah.gov/2020/04/17/utah-state-parks-restrictions-lifted/
Edge of the Cedars State Park - Open
Goosenecks State Park - Open
Dead Horse State Park - Open
Monticello Visitor Center is OPEN
Blanding Visitor Center is OPEN
Canyon Country Discovery Center is OPEN
Bluff Fort Grounds are open M-Sat 9am-6pm & Sun 9am-5pm. Visitor Center remains closed, but drinks and snacks are available to purchase.
Bears Ears Education Center is CLOSED, they are accepting phone calls
Here are resources for surrounding communities and their offerings:
Here are some great itineraries to follow while in the region: