Fourth of July Utah national parks travel tips

Fourth of July Utah national parks travel tips


Park Remarks is a weekly column by our National Parks Reporter K. Sophie Will.

Happy Fourth of July!

It’s the first holiday that CDC guidelines have approved of basically any activity if you’re vaccinated.

That means more people are wanting to get outside this long weekend. How can you avoid crowds and traffic?

I’ve put together a master traffic and crowds cheatsheet for you, which you can find on our website.

Cheatsheet:Locals: Here’s your traffic cheat sheet for your summer travel to Utah national parks

Also, as Memorial Day crowds are still fresh, the same rules apply for the Fourth. Check out our Memorial Day travel guide, also on our website. 

Memorial Day:A Memorial Day guide to Utah’s national parks

In short: get there at sunrise or sunset, pack more water than you think you need, have a backup plan in nearby public lands, utilize the shuttles, don’t light campfires and leave no trace.


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