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Utah's Bryce Canyon National Park Closes To Slow Spread Of Virus

Bryce Canyon National Park in southern Utah is the latest park to close its gates to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.

Park Superintendent Linda Mazzu said the ongoing flow of visitors to the park noted for its spire-shaped red rock formations known as hoodoos made it difficult to maintain proper social distancing.

She made the decision with the backing of Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and local county officials.

Capitol Reef National Park remains the last of Utah’s five national parks still open, but the its scenic drive and campgrounds are closed.

Grand Canyon, Zion, Arches and Canyonlands national parks are already closed after they heeded requests from local government and health officials.

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