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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 by supporting local. 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.

Support Local

Small changes to the way you travel that will mean a lot to the communities you visit.

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Coronavirus Information

See coronavirus travel restrictions and limitations, plus responsible travel tips.

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Plan Your Ski Trip

Utah's easy access and smart innovations by ski resorts allows for easier planning, even during a pandemic.

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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.

Ski Resorts Will Open

Utah's ski resorts have implemented proscriptions and precautions from lift lines to restaurants, and moved more amenities outdoors or online to reduce congestion among guests. Learn more about planning your ski trip during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Guidelines For Responsible Recreation

The Utah Office of Tourism follows the recommendations of Utah's COVID-19 Transmission Index, which replaced the color-coded guidance system. Each level (high, moderate, low) corresponds directly to case rates, positivity rates and hospital ICU utilization and is reviewed weekly for possible changes to county and city transmission risk. By conveying community-level transmission risk, Utahns and visitors can make personal decisions about travel to and through Utah.

Throughout, the guidelines recommend social distancing, enhanced hygiene protocols and the wearing of masks (indoors and where social distancing is difficult). As Utah's Department of Health monitors COVID-19 cases and transmission through the state, phased guidelines may change locally, so visitors are encouraged to check regularly.

  • Stay home if you're sick.
  • If you are traveling to Utah from another U.S. state, Utah currently has no travel restrictions or quarantine requirements if you are healthy and you haven't been in a high-risk situation.
  • Visitors to Utah can protect themselves and Utahns by following state and local public health guidelines, which includes social distancing, enhanced hygiene protocols and the wearing of masks indoors and where social distancing is difficult, including on trails, at parks and other outdoors spaces.
  • If you’re recreating outdoors, follow CDC guidance to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
  • 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.

Park City & Provo Areas

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?

Walking The Line Between Risk and Responsibility

by Chelsea Yamase

Confronted with growing realities of the coronavirus pandemic, a Hawaii-based influencer contemplated risk, responsibility and a dream travel assignment in Utah — as well as what the landscape will mean to her when she can return safely.

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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. 

Southern Utah Highlights

Gateway Communities

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Three days of the most adrenaline-inducing, pulse-quickening activities in the state. Enjoy mind-blowing mountain biking, serious skydiving, huge hikes and rad rafting.
  • Colorado River White Water
  • White Rim Trail
  • Moab Mountain Biking
  • Fiery Furnance of Arches National Park
Three days in the Wild West with your wild ones. Experience life on the frontier, canyon scrambles, dinosaur tracks and ghost towns.
  • Frontier Homestead State Park
  • Zion National Park
  • Sand Hollow State Park
  • Snow Canyon State Park
Follow in the footsteps of Utah’s earliest people, explorers and settlers on this six-day road trip as you try to imagine this land as they first discovered it.
  • Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
  • Capitol Reef National Park
  • Grand Staircase–Escalante
  • Western Heritage Sites Highway 89