Responsible Travel in Utah
Small but mighty ways to keep us all safe.
It’s not easy making the decision to travel, or knowing how to approach travel during this time period. What we do know is small but mighty actions make all the difference as we work together to control the spread of coronavirus and to restore strength to our struggling local businesses. We also know nature has immense power to heal and rejuvenate. We hope these resources provide some clarity, and we welcome you to Utah when the time is right.
Guidelines For Responsible Recreation
- Stay home if you're sick. When arriving in moderate risk areas, self-quarantine for two weeks if you've been in a high-risk area or situation.
- If you’re recreating outdoors, follow CDC guidance to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
- Wear a mask and practice social distancing by staying at least 6 feet apart, including on trails, at parks and other outdoors spaces.
- Avoid crowded locations.
- Plan ahead as services and facilities may be limited (including bringing your own toilet paper and hand sanitizer).
- Practice Leave No Trace and responsible travel ethics.
Ready to explore Utah’s open spaces? Get ready with these travel tips for ways to visit Utah safely and responsibly.
Stay safe, stay inspired
Utah's Parks Are Open
All Mighty 5 national parks are open alongside Utah’s State Parks, BLM lands, and most open spaces (with some limitations including Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, which remains closed). Before you head out, be sure to know the limitations and restrictions of the area you’re visiting. Now is a perfect time to discover the hidden gems that lie along the Wasatch Front.
Do your part
Before traveling, we ask you to consider:
- Will I come into contact with surfaces that can hold and transfer the virus?
- 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?
Inspiration For A Journey Into Southern Utah
Utah's desert is the perfect place to heal and rejuvenate. The Mighty 5 national parks are open (some services are limited) and their gateway communities need your support. In an effort to reduce crowding, we suggest you build itineraries or have back-ups in mind in some of the less visited areas surrounding the national park regions.