Southwest Utah Public Health Department
Updated April 14, 2020
The Southwest Utah Public Health Department has implemented Utah’s State Public Health Directives for COVID-19, which makes allowances for outdoor recreation in household groups or individuals who maintain social distancing from others. Utah’s State Parks remain open to county residents.
- Bryce Canyon National Park
- Upper and Lower Calf Creek Falls.
- Deer Creek Campground.
- All Escalante canyons.
- Devil’s Rock Garden.
- Zebra Slot Canyon.
- Burr Trail (Long Canyon Slots, Big Pines Camp area, etc.).
- Irish Canyons including Sandthrax Camping area.
- Hog Springs Canyon.
- Star Springs Campground.
- North Wash.
- Ticaboo/Bullfrog area.
- And all other recreation sites where proper social distancing practices cannot be achieved.
On Monday, April 13, 2020, Kane County relaxed the restrictions placed on travel by non-county residents. Effective today, some high use areas are designated as “Day Use Only”.
- Open for Day Use
- Wire Pass Trailhead
- Dry Fork Trailhead and its associated slot canyons
- Elephant Cove Trailhead
- Hog Canyon
- The Dry Lakebed at Coral Pink Sand Dunes
- Peekaboo slot canyon
- Any other High-Density Recreation Areas where large groups of campers congregate are also open for “Day Use Only”.
- Primitive or over-night camping that is otherwise allowed in other areas of Kane County is allowed for anyone so long as any single group is limited to ten people or a single household and each group is located at least 50 yards away from any other group.
- Hiking and ATV use is allowed in all properly designated areas and trails.