Utah Tourism

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.

 

Arches National Park

With the coronavirus pandemic halting tourism in Utah, state officials discussed marketing plans in a virtual town hall meeting Tuesday.

 

 

Hotels and motels in northern Utah began expanding services last week and for the first time since the middle of March, guests are being allowed access to swimming pools.

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.
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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.

Zion National Park entrance.
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Zion National Park is planning to overhaul its main entrance to help ease long lines of cars that can stretch back for miles.

The National Park Service is proposing changes that include increasing the number of visitor-entry lanes and creating a short-term visitor pull-out area.

Car Entrance National Park
Jacob W. Frank / NPS

 

 


 When it comes to public lands in the United States, most citizens agree that they should exist. However, there is less agreement on how they should be funded.

Southern Utah residents will have the chance to weigh in on the future of transportation in Washington County at the annual Dixie Transit Expo.
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The Dixie Metropolitan Planning Organization recently started working on an update to their Regional Transportation Plan. The plan will cover from 2019 to 2050 outlining which road and transit improvements are expected to become necessary within their boundaries, which encompass St. George, Washington City, Santa Clara City and Ivins City.