Press inquiries should be directed to the park's public information officer at (435) 719-2102 or by email. Below are the most recent news releases issued by Canyonlands. For past news releases, please visit the archive.


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March 16, 2015
Canyonlands National Park Seeks Public Input on Proposed Day-Use Permits for Elephant Hill and White Rim Roads
The National Park Service is seeking public comment on a proposal to require permits for all motor vehicle and bicycle day use on the White Rim and Elephant Hill roads in Canyonlands National Park.

February 01, 2015
2015 Community Artist Announced
The National Park Service's Southeast Utah Group (Arches and Canyonlands national parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges national monuments) is pleased to announce that Katrina Lund has been selected as the 2015 Community Artist in the Parks (CAIP).

January 09, 2015
Arches and Canyonlands National Parks Seek Public Input on Proposed Entrance, Campground, and Fiery Furnace Fee Increases and Congestion Management Strategies
The National Park Service is seeking public comment on a proposal to raise entrance, campground, and Fiery Furnace fees at Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, and input regarding strategies to manage vehicle congestion.

January 05, 2015
National Parks Announce Fee Free Days for 2015
Arches and Canyonlands national parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges national monuments join national parks across the country in waiving entrance fees several days in 2015 as a way to encourage people to get outdoors and spend time with their friends and family in the national parks this year.

December 29, 2014
Vegetation Pile Burns Planned in Arches and Canyonlands National Parks
Park officials plan to burn piles of dead vegetation at Arches and the Needles district of Canyonlands between January 27, 2015 and January 29, 2015, as weather conditions allow.

December 12, 2014
Winter Visitor Center Hours & Closures
Arches and Canyonlands national parks are open all year, but the parks' visitor center operations change with the arrival of winter.

October 07, 2014
Canyonlands’ 50th Anniversary Celebration Continues with “Walking with Thoreau” Community Project
In commemoration of the 50th anniversaries of the Wilderness Act, the Civil Rights Act, and the establishment of Canyonlands National Park, residents of Utah’s Grand and San Juan Counties are invited to participate in a series of special hikes every Saturday throughout the month of October.

September 05, 2014
Canyonlands 50th Event at Needles Now Full
Canyonlands National Park’s 50th Anniversary ceremony and dinner at the Needles on Friday, September 12th, as well as the shuttle service from Moab to the Needles and back, is now full.

August 20, 2014
Drones Banned in Southeast Utah National Parks
Launching, landing, or operating unmanned aircraft within Arches and Canyonlands national parks, and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges national monuments, are now prohibited.

July 12, 2014
Artist in the Park Applications Being Accepted
The National Park Service Southeast Utah Group is now accepting applications for the 2015 Community Artist in the Parks (CAIP) Program.

July 07, 2014
National Park Service Announces Fire Restrictions for 2014
Due to very dry conditions and increasing fire danger in Southeast Utah, Superintendent Kate Cannon has announced fire restrictions for Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, and Natural Bridges and Hovenweep National Monuments.

June 04, 2014
Section of White Rim Road Closed for Culvert Replacement
A section of the White Rim Road in Canyonlands National Park will be closed from July 7th through July 11th to allow for replacement of a large culvert under the road.

June 03, 2014
River Recreation Advisory – Green River and Colorado River Below the Confluence
On the morning of May 21, 2014, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Moab Field Office was notified by SW Energy and the State of Utah, Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining of a leaking oil well in the Salt Wash field south of I-70, approximately 12 miles southeast of the town of Green River, Utah.

May 30, 2014
High River-Flow Advisory
Due to rising temperatures, mountain snowpack in the Upper Colorado River basin is melting and generating high flows on the Colorado and Green Rivers through Canyonlands National Park.

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