Visitor centers reopen at Canyonlands, Arches national parks


    Arches and Canyonlands national parks in southeastern Utah are reopening visitor centers that have been closed due to the nearly 3-week-old federal government's partial shutdown. (Photo: KUTV)

    MOAB, Utah (AP) — Arches and Canyonlands national parks in southeastern Utah are reopening visitor centers that have been closed due to the nearly 3-week-old federal government's partial shutdown.

    Parks officials said in Facebook posts that donations from the Canyonlands Natural History Association allowed visitor centers at Arches National Park and Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands National Park to be open daily 9 a.m.-4 p.m. beginning Friday.

    Arches and Canyonlands national parks in southeastern Utah are reopening visitor centers that have been closed due to the nearly 3-week-old federal government's partial shutdown. (Photo: KUTV)

    The announcements also said efforts were underway at both parks to clear roads and sidewalks but that the status of roads could depend on weather conditions.

    The Utah Department of Transportation said it was working with park officials to reopen roads.


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