Utah National Parks

Steven Martin

  

As most of Utah moves into the yellow, or low-risk, phase for coronavirus mitigation, Grand County is among a few areas that remain at the orange, or moderate risk, level.

 

National Park Closure Leads To Layoffs In Moab

Apr 16, 2020
With National Parks closed due to the coronavirus, Utah's tourism industry is shutdown, leading to layoffs and loss of income.
Chao Yen / Flickr

The weeks surrounding Easter are generally some of the busiest for Canyonlands National Park, but due to closures surrounding the coronavirus, the red rocks are empty following the March 28 announcement from the National Park Service.

Arches National Park: 63.1% of Utah's land is federally owned.
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A new bipartisan bill aimed at addressing the national parks maintenance backlog was introduced to the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday.

Drawing Inspiration From Utah's National Parks

Jul 7, 2017
Anthony Lott

Utah’s national parks are seeing a rise in tourists. Last year, Arches National Park hosted over 1.5 million visitors. The trend may be due to the scenic views which have been inspiring artists since its founding in 1929.

 

Hikers, explorers and artists seem to be drawn to Utah’s national parks. Anthony Lott is no exception. He first started exploring and creating art inspired by southern Utah’s landscapes as a child. Now he serves as the community artist for Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and Natural Bridges and Hovenweep National Monuments.