• Double O Arch

    Arches

    National Park Utah

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  • Delicate Arch Viewpoint Inaccessible

    Wolfe Ranch and the hiking trail to Delicate Arch are open, but flood waters and mud have blocked the road to Delicate Arch Viewpoint.

  • Safety in Bear Country

    Black bears have been seen near Devils Garden Campground. Don't lure or feed them. Dispose of trash in designated receptacles; don't leave it in bags or other soft containers. Store food in vehicles or hard containers when not being prepared or consumed. More »

2009 Community Artist - Chad Niehaus

Chad Niehaus
 
Artist's Statement
The Community Artist in the Parks program provided a unique opportunity to refine my skills as a printmaker, particularly in a plein air setting. I was able to share my passion for lands protected by the National Park Service and to discuss the power of natural places for artistic inspiration with visitors from around the world. I became more in love with my big backyard and further motivated to creatively express my connection to it.

A collection of Chad's prints can be viewed in the gallery below.
 

Did You Know?

Detail of petroglyph panel

Native Americans never inhabited Arches on a year-round basis, though they certainly roamed the area searching for wild game, useful plants and rocks for tool-making. Petroglyphs near Wolfe Ranch are thought to have been created by Indians from the Ute/Paiute cultures. More...