ZION NATIONAL PARK — Zion National Park will reopen in select areas for day use only starting Wednesday.
The park’s Twitter account posted the news Monday night, specifying that operations and open areas will be limited due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Limited Operations and Areas of Zion National Park To Reopen May 13, 2020— Zion National Park (@ZionNPS) May 12, 2020
Day use only. Shuttles will not be operating. Parking is limited and Scenic Drive will close when parking is full. Kolob Canyons closed. Read our current info sheet for more details: https://t.co/lqvWqgZP64
The news comes about a week after Zion National Park officials said they will begin providing day use recreational access. Officials said the action will be taken in accordance with the White House guidelines for Opening Up America Again and the park’s cooperation with the state, southwest Utah leaders, local businesses and park partners.
Kolob Canyons, overnight backpacking, climbing and canyoneering, wilderness and recreation permits, the Angels Landing chain section, the museum and theater, visitor centers and campgrounds, and Zion Lodge will remain closed, according to the park’s website. Shuttle services will not be running.
Parking will also be limited — once the Scenic Drive parking is full, vehicle access will be closed until additional spaces become available.
Riverside Walk, the Grotto Trail, Archaeology Trail, Watchman Trail, Sand Bench Trail and others will be open to the public starting Wednesday.
The website also asks visitors to adhere to six-foot social distancing and to not exceed group size limits.