I’m glad that I got in at least one backpacking trip to Canyonlands last weekend since my trip at the end of April has now been cancelled.
Dear Canyonlands National Park Backcountry Permit Holder,
We regret to inform you that due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), all backcountry permits starting between March 26-April 30, 2020 have been cancelled and no overnight backcountry use in the park is permitted.
All cancelled permits will receive a credit for a future permit reservation starting within one year. When reapplying for a reservation please use the same email address and enter a note in the comments section indicating you wish to use your credit. If possible, also include the cancelled permit reservation number.
Our office hours will be limited through April 30, 2020 and communications may be delayed. We will not be available by phone and will respond to emails as soon as possible. Please refer to the park’s website for up to date information, including further closures.
NOTE: There are no visitor services (lodging, restaurants, camping etc.) in the counties surrounding the park. The Southeast Utah Health Board and local communities have asked all visitors and potential visitors to please stay home. Avoid all unnecessary travel. We look forward to having you visit when this is over.