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To protect the health of those who live, work, and visit national parks and National Park Service (NPS) facilities, and in support of President Biden’s Executive Order on Protecting the Federal Workforce and Requiring Mask-Wearing the NPS has implemented a mask requirement for employees, visitors, partners and contractors.

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Masks are required when social distancing cannot be maintained, such as in park restrooms or on busy overlook trails.

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At Natural Bridges National Monument, all people must wear face masks when indoors, including park stores and restrooms, regardless of vaccination status. Additionally, masks must be worn in outdoors spaces where physical distancing cannot be maintained, such as narrow or usy trails, overlooks, visitor center patios, and other congested areas. For a full list of areas where this mandate will be enforced, see the Superintendent's Compendium.

Park rangers are on duty to provide information, protect visitors and park resources, and uphold this requirement.

What's Open?

What's Closed?

Natural Bridges Visitor Center

  • Interior exhibits remain CLOSED to public access until future notice.


Visitor Services and Park Information

As weather and staffing allow, rangers provide visitor assistance outside the visitor center 9 am–noon and 2–4 pm, Thursday through Monday.

  • Park maps are available outside the visitor center. Informational bulletin boards are also placed throughout the park.

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Stay safe and leave no trace!

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Recreate Responsibly

When recreating, park visitors should follow the National Park Service mask mandate, maintain social distance, and avoid high-risk outdoor activities. Please do not visit if you are sick or were recently exposed to COVID-19. Park staff 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.

  • Keep your distance. Give others plenty of room (at least 6 feet) whether you are on a trail or in a parking lot.

  • Wear a mask. If staying at least six feet from others is not possible, wear a cloth face covering as recommended by the CDC. Masks are required throughout Natural Bridges National Monument when physical distancing cannot be maintained, including narrow or busy trails, restrooms, parking lots, pull-offs, and overlooks.
  • Keep it with you.
    If you brought it, take it with you. Trash pickup and restroom facilities are limited in many park areas. Follow Leave No Trace principles.

Summer is hot!

You should recreate responsibly whenever you visit us, but please be prepared for the high temperatures of summer.

  • Plan activities before you arrive and be flexible. Plan to hike early morning or early evening. You can even hike after dark!
  • Know alternative camping spots. Our small campground may fill in the summer.
  • Going other places? Be sure and check every destination for their current restrictions and requirements.
  • Stay parked at home and beat the heat. You can visit us virtually through our Facebook page and our website!

Last updated: August 17, 2021

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HC-60 Box 1
Lake Powell, UT 84533-0001


(435) 692-1234 x616

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