Arches, Canyonlands, Zion National Parks to reopen

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“On May 13, Zion National Park is set to begin a phased reopening amid a nationwide push to reopen businesses and public land. Arches and Canyonlands will follow suit at the end of the month on May 29 after two months of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Park officials say they may need to scale back what is accessible to the public if the current plan is unable to keep visitors and employees safe.

Yet in a press release, the nonprofit Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility pointed out that past attempts to limit crowds have faced “local political opposition with zero support in NPS Headquarters or the Department of Interior.””

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