Southern Utah National Parks

Southern Utah National Parks and Red Cliffs Lodge

Spring is a great time to visit Southern Utah. Arches & Canyonlands are both open with fewer visitors than during peak season. You can go hiking, biking, take a Jeep tour, and even ride a horse while visiting. Relax and rejuvenate from the stress of everyday life! Face masks are now required in all park buildings and facilities. Masks are also required outdoors when physical distancing cannot be maintained, including narrow or busy trails, overbooks, campgrounds and parking lots.

Visit Arches to discover a landscape of contrasting colors, land forms and textures. Arches has over 2,000 natural stone arches and hundreds of soaring pinnacles, giant balanced rocks and massive rock fins. Currently, the following facilities are open for public access: all roads, trails, restrooms, and the Visitors Center. For more information visit: www.nps.gov/arch/learn/nature/geologicformations.htm

At Canyonlands you can explore a wilderness of countless canyons and fantastic formed buttes. Rivers divide the park into four districts: Island in the Sky, The Needles, The Maze and the four rivers themselves.

Currently, the following facilities are open for public access: All Canyonlands’ roads, trails, and restrooms, campgrounds at Island in the Sky and The Needles, outdoor visitor assistance at park visitor centers and Hans Flat Ranger Station and Park stores operated by Canyonlands Natural History Association at Island in the Sky and The Needles. For more detailed information visit: www.nps.gov/cany/index.htm

While down south, we recommend spending at least part of your time at Red Cliffs Lodge. Located on the banks of the mighty Colorado River, Red Cliffs Lodge is surrounded by 2000 foot cliffs on 220 acres. Everything is naturally social distanced and each cabin and suite has an individual entrance, private outdoor patio, with separate HVAC and kitchenettes. For room and suite availability and prices, visit www.redcliffslodge.com/lodging