The National Park Service (NPS) is working servicewide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and using a phased approach to increase access on a park-by-park basis. Based on guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, the park has reopened with limited services.
Please keep in mind that some facilities are not be available and staffing will be limited. We encourage visitors to adjust their expectations accordingly and practice social distancing and good health measures throughout your stay. The health and safety of people visiting and working in the park is our number one priority. Park rangers are on duty, but visitors should not rely upon site staff to ensure their protection from contagious disease. We urge visitors to do their part when visiting and #RecreateResponsibly to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
No reservations are needed to enter the park. During the winter and early spring, the park is open on a self-guided basis with some facilities closed for the season. Due to COVID-19 concerns, the Museum and Visitor & Research Center also remain closed. Please read below to learn what is currently open and what remains closed.
What is Open?
Facilities and Services That are Open
Roads and Recreational Areas That are Open
What is Closed?
CDC Guidance For Traveling and Outdoor Recreation in the US
The CDC has offered guidance for those traveling away from home this summer at Considerations for Travelers—Coronavirus in the US. They also provide guidance for those visiting parks and recreational facilities to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases. We will continue to monitor all park functions to ensure that visitors adhere to CDC guidance for mitigating risks associated with the transmission of COVID-19 and take any additional steps necessary to protect public health.
Current Travel Advice (last updated November, 2020)Visitors traveling from outside the state of Colorado should be aware that they may be traveling through the Navajo Nation on their journey. Due to the significant impact the pandemic has had on residents, there may be curfews in place and services may be limited; especially for those traveling at night. Please be respectful of these residents and plan accordingly prior to passing through Navajo Nation lands. For additional information, visit https://www.ndoh.navajo-nsn.gov/COVID-19.
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Last updated: March 19, 2021