Beginning tuesday capitol reef national park will open for day use in the south district at waterpocket fold and allow overnight stays in the cedar mesa. The trump administration has canceled plans to open tens of thousands of acres for oil and gas drilling near three national parks in utah next month a victory for environmentalists and residents.
Utah national parks open. Located in south central utah in the heart of red rock country capitol reef national park is a hidden treasure filled with cliffs canyons domes and bridges in the waterpocket fold a geologic monocline a wrinkle on the earth extending almost 100 miles. What s open and what s closed at utah s national parks many national parks are reopening in phases after some were shut down due to the covid 19 pandemic. Zion national park utah abc4 news as the state slowly inches towards a more normal mode utah s national parks have plans in place to open or are in the process of setting a day to reopen.
Starting may 13 zion national park will begin providing day use recreational access to select areas within the park. Millions come each year to admire the sensational scenery. Salt lake city some of utah s five national parks plan to open for day use and some overnight stays amid loosening restrictions in the state s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Utah all five of utah s national parks will be open by the end of may after arches and canyonlands announced their scheduled reopenings. Utah is home to 5 national parks arches canyonlands capitol reef bryce canyon and zion. Get information you need to plan your trip including information about hotels including deals and packages restaurants and things to do.
Bryce canyon national park with the coronavirus still in full swing the national park service is testing public access at several parks across the nation including two in southern utah with. Here s what services are currently available and what still remains closed at arches bryce canyon canyonlands capitol reef and zion national parks. 6 with limited services and destinations available.
The two parks near moab announced monday that they will. Located close to moab utah and arches national park it is the highest section of canyonlands with an average elevation of 6 100 feet and the access road passes many spectacular and breath taking viewpoints of.