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Responsible Travel in Utah

Small but mighty actions make all the difference as we work together to control the spread of COVID-19, while enjoying nature's immense ability to heal and rejuvenate. Review mask requirements and explore the resources below to guide your responsible travels. 

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Do Your Part

Traveling responsibly means planning ahead. Reading ahead. Slowing down when possible and stopping to fully appreciate all that is around you. Visiting Utah is about so much more than recreation. It’s about soul-awakening adventures. It’s about a shared ethic we call Forever Mighty.

Before traveling, we ask you to consider:

  • Does this activity put me at risk for potential rescue, straining local resources?
  • Might I come within six feet of people who are not a part of my household?
  • Does my recreation bring me in closer contact with vulnerable people or communities that have limited health resources?
  • Am I doing what I can to avoid crowded locations?
  • Have I prepared for limited services and facilities in remote areas?

While traveling, please:

  • Honor mask requirements at national parks and monuments, within local jurisdictions or where posted by business owners. 
  • Be aware of surfaces you may come into contact with that could hold or transfer the virus.
  • Plan your trip and activities around low traffic times.
  • Plan ahead and ensure you have everything you need to protect yourself and others.

Review COVID-19 Travel Guidance Forever Mighty


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Snowbird Ski Resort

Photo: Scott Markewitz

For Skiers and Riders

As you pick up your gear from the skier-friendly baggage claim at the all new Salt Lake City International Airport, the slopes may be the only thing on your mind. And why wouldn’t they be? You’ve got 15 resorts to consider, many of which are less than an hour away. But dig a little deeper and you’ll see there are new destinations to find, rich cultures to witness and more memorable roads to take you there.

All Utah ski resorts are scheduled to open. Mountain capacity, lodging, dining and transportation will be different this year, but by following new guidelines and adjusting with new operations we can all do our part to have a full, safe ski season.

Plan a more memorable ski trip.

Eagle Point Resort

Photo: Jay Dash

For Road-Trippers

If you’re on the road, your journey in Utah will likely start on one of four major interstates. Those interstates lead to dozens on scenic byways, hundreds of unique main streets, thousands of dirt roads and access to 22.9 million acres of public lands. Driving through Utah is the perfect opportunity to get a sense of the community you're visiting at a family diner, find a photo opportunity where no one else is around, or book a glamping retreat where the guides can show you the region’s best kept secrets. 

As you plan your next road trip through Utah, look for opportunities to visit less-crowded destinations. While the national parks and ski resorts are open, so are many less crowded and equally brilliant nearby destinations. Wherever you are headed, be sure to check for regional closures or regulations.

See a new side of Utah.

Sundance Mountain Resort

Photo: Andrew Burr

For Essential Travelers

Traveling is difficult right now, and it can be daunting to think through the logistics of staying somewhere away from home. However, the Wasatch Front and the rest of Utah are working diligently to welcome you as safely as possible. Many of our hotels are open, modified events are underway and Utah’s local businesses are working harder than ever to continue serving their guests. 

Local business updates.

House on Fire in Mule Canyon

Photo: Rosie Serago

For Solace-Seekers

The native peoples that inhabited this land long before America was colonized recognized the power in Utah’s lands, as their ancestors do today. The Ancestral Puebloan Dwellings in Utah are among the oldest structures in America, and are surrounded by unmatched natural beauty. The 22 million acres of public lands, from the high alpine forests in Northern Utah to the red rock regions of Southern Utah have so much solace to offer, but it’s up to you to find it. Hike a trail that’s not on a top-ten list, camp at a site that doesn’t have a paved entrance, or rest atop a red rock perch that overlooks a network of canyons so large and deep they’re nearly impossible to comprehend. 

Right now, it’s our shared responsibility to care for the small communities we visit. Recreate safely, follow all local health and safety guidelines and do what you can to support Utah’s communities. 

Discover Southeastern and Southwestern Utah. 


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Start planning your road trip from Colorado to Moab with three days of mountain biking, hiking, skydiving, rafting and experiencing the best of Moab.

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A Family Road Trip From Las Vegas to Zion National Park

A three-day weekend is a perfect start in exploring the Wild West of Zion National Park and Southern Utah. This family-friendly road trip pairs a big helping of adventure with new discoveries in Southern Utah’s frontier for a weekend you and the kids won’t soon forget.

History and Heritage, Scenic Drives/Road Trips, Camping & Backpacking, Hiking


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Phoenix to Monument Valley: Exploring Utah's Historic Sites

Share the same reverence for the landscape as the first pre-historic inhabitants and the modern-day Native Nations as you embark on this six-day road trip to the Monument Valley Region.

Hiking, History and Heritage, Native American, Scenic Drives/Road Trips


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