Coronavirus Travel Updates for the Area

Learn more about local county efforts, as well as impacts on travel.

For any question please call our office at 435-644-5033 or email LSandoval@VisitSouthernUtah.com.

We’re OPEN!!

Kane County Commission appreciates the patience of the citizens of Kane County as we’ve all worked hard to navigate the COVID Crisis. We’ve recognized that a state-wide, one-size-fits-all approach isn’t suitable and has even been detrimental. We also recognize the need to protect our freedoms. As of Friday, March 19th, masks are not required in Kane County. However, we respect individual choice to wear them or not. We trust the citizens and visitors of Kane County to measure risk and make decisions based on their own health and circumstances. We trust the business owners to take care of their customers with appropriate and reasonable health guidelines.
Kane County was the first county in the state to be designated as “green” back in June of 2020. Prior to the economy re-opening, several community stakeholders including health care professionals, business owners and county officials came up with the Above and Beyond initiative. This initiative was created to encourage good hygiene and safety behaviors to instill confidence in our residents and visitors. As we’ve progressed through this crisis and have learned more, we have worked with the local health department to refresh the Above and Beyond with a 2.0 version focusing on individual actions that can improve health, immunity, and limit the demand on our healthcare system. (See attached PDF)
Kane County is a great place to live and visit. With fiber to every home in Kanab, much of our local workforce has stayed well-connected and many visitors have been able to set up remote offices at local vacation rentals and hotels. With an average of less than two people per square mile, there are ample opportunities to safely recreate and work remotely while enjoying the wide open spaces, fresh air and sunshine in rural southern Utah. We warmly welcome visitors to our Kane County communities.
Sincerely,
Kane County Board of Commissioners

Travel Updates

Zion National Park – Status =  OPEN  
For more information click HERE
Bryce Canyon National Park – Status = OPEN  
Grand Canyon National Park – Status = South Rim OPEN   North Rim= CLOSED will open May 15

South Entrance to the Park is Open

The South Entrance by Tusayan is open 24/7. The East Entrance to the park remains closed due to lockdowns on the Navajo Nation.

The North Rim is Open for Day Use Only

For more information on what is open and the weather conditions click HERE

Cedar Breaks National Monument – Status = Scenic Road which connects Utah SR 148 to SR 143, is OPEN  for the summer season

Experience the sparkling white beauty of winter at Cedar Breaks! There are many activities available for those who are unafraid of a little cold weather! Once the first heavy snowfall closes Utah Highway 148 (roughly mid November to late May) it becomes a groomed trail through the monument for visitors to ski, snowshoe and snowmobile. For more info on accessing the park in winter, visit our Winter Access page.

For more information including operating hours and weather click HERE

Glen Canyon Nation Recreation Area – Status = OPEN
  • Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is open 24 hours per day, year-round. If there is not a person manning the entrance station, you may pay your entrance fee at the automated booth. Launch ramps are open all day, unless closed due to low water
  • Dangling Rope Marina closes mid-November until March 1 every year
  • Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Rainbow Bridge National Monument Headquarters, located in Page, Arizona. This building is only partially open to the public, but sells passes year-round. Open weekdays 7am-4pm, closed weekends and Federal Holidays. Call 928-608-6200 for more information

For alerts, conditions and what’s open click HERE

Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park – Status = OPEN 

Utah State Parks are currently open — with some limitations in areas where local health orders are in place. Consult this link for more information and always check with your local public health office if you have questions.

Wave Lottery – Status = OPEN

The Wave Lottery taking place in Kanab, Utah is now taking place at the Kanab Center (20N 100 East), hosted by Kane County.

  • Doors open 8:30 a.m. and the Lottery will begin at 9 a.m. sharp.
  • Right now, we expect to allow group leaders only in as we try to maintain the highest standards in hygiene and allow social distancing.

We are very grateful for this wonderful arrangement between Kane County and the Bureau of Land Management. We will also have a “satellite Visitor Center” at the Kanab Center from 8:30 am-10 am, to assist visitors with plans whether they win a permit or not. Remember, even if you don’t win, you haven’t lost! There are SO many great things to experience and explore!

Learn more HERE

Kane County Visitor Center – Status = OPEN  

Our Visitor Center is open! Come in and visit with our friendly visitor center hosts and collect information for your exploration in the Kanab area and beyond!

8am-5pm Monday thru Friday

9am-1pm Saturday and Sunday

Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day

Kanab Center – Status = OPEN 

The Kanab Center is open for events. For questions about events taking place, planning your event, and pre-cautions in place please contact Erica Elmer via email at EElmer@KanabCenter.com or visit the website www.kanabcenter.com

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