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COVID-19 TRAVELER INFORMATION

Last updated 4/25/22 2:30pm

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.



 

CLOSURES

Bureau of Land Management

  • BLM Canyon County District, Monticello Field Office is implementing a soft closure. Please visit their website for updates.
  • The General office number for the Monticello Field Office is 435-587-1500, the San Juan River information line is 435-587-1544,  Cedar Mesa Information line is 435-587-1510
  • Camping: Dispersed camping and campground are OPEN.
  • The Kane Gulch and Sand Island Ranger Stations are temporarily CLOSED. Advanced reservations are required for backpacking and visiting Moonhouse, and are available on recreation.gov. For more information please contact the Monticello Field Office: 435-587-1510
  • Special Use Permitting: 
    • Cedar Mesa permits are open, and no longer being cancelled
    • San Juan River permits are open

US Forest Service Manti-La Sal Monticello District

  • Dispersed camping is allowed
  • Devil's Canyon, Nizhoni, Buckboard, and Dalton Springs Campgrounds are OPEN.

Navajo Tribal Parks

Monument Valley Tribal Park* - Currently operating at 75% capacity (Mask mandate remains in place)

*As of 4/6/22, permits will no longer be required to access the scenic valley drive. Additionally, there will no longer be a limit on the number of private vehicles allowed in the valley.
Current valley drive hours: 6:30am-7:30pm with last entry at 5:00pm
Guided tours are still available.  
A list of guides can be found HERE.

Four Corners Monument - (Mask mandate remains in place)                      

Four Corners Monument: 
October 1st- March 31st: 8:00am- 4:45pm
Open 7 days a week. 

National Parks & Monuments

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 (NRA)

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:

  • Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is open with continued access to the majority of the 1.25 million acres that comprise the park. Many opportunities remain available to enjoy the park, including hiking opportunities, shoreline fishing, beach access, human powered water recreation, and recreation on the Colorado River corridor.

 With public health in mind, the following facilities remain closed at this time:

Utah State Parks

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


Visitor & Information Centers

Monticello Visitor Center is OPEN

Blanding Visitor Center is OPEN

Canyon Country Discovery Center is OPEN

Bluff Fort is OPEN

Bears Ears Education Center is OPEN

VISITOR RESOURCES

SAN JUAN COUNTY LOCAL BUSINESS COVID-19 UPDATES

Here are resources for surrounding communities and their offerings:

Here are some great itineraries to follow while in the region:

BUSINESS & TRAVEL TRADE RESOURCES

If you are a business or travel trade partner of Utah's Canyon Country - San Juan County, please refer to this page for up to date information:

www.utahscanyoncountry.com/covid-19