COVID Safety and National Parks

Planning your family vacation in 2020 is difficult, especially with regulations for public safety constantly changing.  If you’re looking for information on the latest COVID safety measures and regulations for the National Parks in Utah, we can help.  Thankfully, many areas of Utah’s beautiful National Parks are still open.  Learn how you can plan your family trip safely in this uncertain time.

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Outdoor Locations Open

Throughout Arches National Park, the outdoor sightseeing locations remain open.  You and your family can still plan to visit the trails and roads that wind around the park.  However, the latest mandates require masks to be worn in high-traffic areas such as the restrooms, park store, and visitor’s center.  The Devil’s Garden Campground remains open for visitors, as well!

Closed Locations

Unfortunately, due to the continued rise in COVID-19 cases, the Arches National Park has closed many of its attractions. The Fiery Furnace is to remain closed until further notice, including all tours. There will be opportunities to reschedule your visit in the future, but the site remains closed indefinitely for now. All of the museums are closed, as well as the theater at the Visitor’s Center.

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Additional Precautions

The Governor of Utah, Governor Gary Herbert, declared a start of emergency on Nov. 8th, 2020. He has issued a statewide mask mandate that requires everyone to wear their masks in public and maintain a six-foot distance from anyone not living in their household. Additionally, he has released a social gathering limit for the State of Utah, limiting social gatherings to households only.


You don’t have to cancel your plans to visit Arches National Park! Most of the park remains open despite the governor’s latest mandates, so you and your family can still enjoy the breathtaking views and a fantastic week of camping. Find your perfect RV for sale at Legacy RV Center or contact us for more information.

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