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Climbing and Canyoneering Permits Now Available Online

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Date: August 18, 2014
Contact: Mike Henry, 435-719-2220

Free day use permits for canyoneering and rock climbing in Arches National Park are now available online.

Canyoneers are required to self-register for all routes except for those in the Fiery Furnace. Permits for the Fiery Furnace still need to be obtained at the park's visitor center. Canyoneering groups on the Fiery Furnace and Lost Spring Canyon routes will be limited to six persons, while group size elsewhere will be limited to ten persons.

Rock climbers are encouraged to self-register, and groups will be limited to five persons. Day-use data will be used to assist the National Park Service in actively managing and monitoring desired resource and visitor experience conditions.

Online permits and more information are available on the park's Canyoneering and Rock Climbing web pages. Self-registration permits for routes other than the Fiery Furnace are also available outside Arches Visitor Center at the Climbing and Canyoneering panel. 

Did You Know?

Collared Lizard

Lizards, including the colorful collared lizard, are one of the most frequently seen animals at Arches. When not chasing flies or basking in the sun, they are often seen doing what appears to be push-ups. This odd dance might enhance their stereoscopic vision, helping them see what's looking back at them.