Final Area Update
Posted in: Lodge Announcements on June 11, 2020.
Latest Coronavirus News
We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch wanted to give you one more update on the situation here in Southern Utah. As we’ve mentioned before, Southern Utah was fortunate in that it didn’t have a large number of COVID–19 cases. And so business and parks were able to reopen relatively quickly. Unless the current trend in Southern Utah changes, this will probably be our last coronavirus update for the area. So here’s the status update as of this writing:
They’re open too! You can still do take-out orders if you prefer, but dining halls are now open at most restaurants, although some have reduced hours. You can find some of our suggested local eateries here.
The National Parks
- Arches and Canyonlands – both parks began phased reopening on May 28th, shortly after Memorial Day. At this point the roads, trails, park stores, and restrooms are open. But the Visitor Centers and campgrounds are still close.
- Bryce Canyon – all areas, trails, roads, restrooms, are open. The Visitor Center is open as well. Bryce Canyon was the first park to completely reopen.
- Capitol Reef National Park – as of begining of June, the park is completely reopened. All areas, trails, roads, restrooms and campgrounds. Even the Visitor Center and the Gifford House are accessible.
- Zion – Zion is still taking it slow. Which makes sense when you consider how many people visit the park every year. So some of its areas and trails are open, and some are not. Right now Zion Canyon, Kolob Terrace Road, about a dozen trails, the gift shop at Zion Lodge, and Watchman Campground are accessible. Everything else is closed. You can see the full list here.