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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas Social Distancing Required Visitors Centers, Stores and/or Other Facilities Closed
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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

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So what does "Park Phased Reopening" mean?

According to the U.S. National Park Service, Canyonlands National Park is currently working on reopening. This can mean that certain areas are closed. It can include trails, campgrounds, facilities, visitor centers, etc. Visit the source link below for more detailed information regarding this park's status.

What we know:

The below source link has more information about the status of the park. The National Park Service requires everyone at this park, regardless of vaccination status, to continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces, such as narrow/busy trails, overlooks, visitor center patios, & other congested areas.

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas

Canyonlands National Park is currently requiring masks or face coverings in certain or all areas. Depending on your vaccination status, if you are not fully vaccinated (meaning two weeks after your final vaccination), and according to CDC guidelines, which currently depends on the COVID-19 transmissibility rate in the community in and around the park. Most parks requiring masks indoors have put an alert out (found below in the Alerts section). Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Utah and the local community for more detailed information.

Social Distancing Required

Canyonlands National Park is currently requiring everyone to social distance, 6 feet or more, from others. This usually means outside of your immediate group. Some parks may also have size restrictions on gatherings to help assist in social distancing. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Utah and the local community for more detailed information.

Visitors Centers, Stores and/or Other Facilities Closed

Canyonlands National Park currently has visitors centers, stores, or other facilities closed due to Covid-19. It is highly suggested that you bring all the supplies you may need in case a store is closed or shopping is limited due to local communities or the park. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Utah and the local community for more detailed information.

Last Updated: August 27, 2021
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***Discover Our Parks, LLC takes no responsability in the accuracy of these alerts, which are taken directly from NPS.gov, and we provide them for informational purposes only. Please refer to NPS.gov for more information.

Canyonlands National Park News

Showing the last 10 news releases. Click here to visit nps.gov's Canyonlands National Park - News section for more.

  • Elephant Hill 4x4 Road in the Needles district of Canyonlands National Park to be closed for Repairs

    March 19, 2021 | 11:02 am

    The Elephant Hill four-wheel-drive (4WD) road located in the Needles district of Canyonlands National Park will be closed from April 5-15, 2021 to undergo some much-needed repairs. During this closure all day-use and overnight permits will be unavailable. Please make alternate plans.

    Read more at nps.gov


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    March 19, 2021 | 12:00 am

    The Elephant Hill four-wheel-drive (4WD) road located in the Needles district of Canyonlands National Park will be closed from April 5-15, 2021 to undergo some much-needed repairs. During this closure all day-use and overnight permits will be unavailable.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Canyonlands National Park Backcountry and River Permit Reservations now Available on Recreation.gov

    October 23, 2020 | 9:07 am

    Beginning November 10, all Canyonlands National Park backcountry and river permit reservations will be available on Recreation.gov.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Reopening Campgrounds at Arches and Canyonlands National Parks

    June 29, 2020 | 10:02 am

    Arches and Canyonlands national parks continue to follow a plan of phased increase in public access to park facilities and services. The next phase includes selective reopening of campgrounds.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Parks Resume Fee Collection & Visitor Safety Tips

    June 8, 2020 | 11:12 am

    As part of the phased resumption of operations, Arches and Canyonlands national parks will begin collecting entrance fees on June 15, 2020. During the ongoing health crisis, please #RecreateResponsibly to reduce preventable accidents and keep first responders out of harm's way.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Arches and Canyonlands National Parks Will Begin to Increase Recreational Access

    May 11, 2020 | 2:59 pm

    Following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Arches and Canyonlands national parks will be increasing recreational access starting May 29, 2020.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Southeast Utah Group Parks Further Modifying Operations to Implement Local Health Guidance

    March 27, 2020 | 4:18 pm

    Arches and Canyonlands national parks announce additional modifications to operations in response to guidance from local public health authorities.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Permits Required for Boating in Canyonlands National Park

    March 6, 2020 | 10:06 am

    The Green and Colorado rivers pass through the heart of Canyonlands National Park and afford visitors a unique perspective. In order to protect this unique experience and ensure safe boating, permits are required for all overnight and single day river trips.

    Read more at nps.gov