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Bryce Canyon National Park Closes; Only 1 Utah Park Open

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Bryce Canyon National Park in southern Utah became the latest park to close its gates to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

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

She says she made the decision with the backing of Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and Garfield County commissioners.

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