• Spires of Cedar Mesa sandstone in Chesler Park (Needles District)

    Canyonlands

    National Park Utah

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  • Some unpaved roads are closed

    Recent rains have caused extensive damage to some roads in the Needles District and some of the roads into the Maze District. More »

  • Safety in Bear Country

    Black bears have been seen in the Needles, Maze, and along the Colorado River. Be alert and store food and garbage properly: in hard-sided, latched containers (or your vehicle) when not being prepared or consumed. More »

  • New backcountry requirements in effect

    Hard-sided bear containers are required for backpackers in parts of the Needles District. More »

All-sky Images

Shown below are preliminary data images from the Night Sky Team. These images show the full night sky as if you were laying on your back looking up. The colors show precise levels of brightness, with the darkest areas displayed in deep purple and the brightest areas (due to light pollution) in yellows, reds, and whites.

 
photo: Grand View Point, Canyonlands National Park
Grand View Point, Canyonlands National Park
 
photo: Natural Bridges National Monument (southeast Utah)
Natural Bridges National Monument (southeast Utah)
 
photo: Hovenweep National Monument (southeast Utah)
Hovenweep National Monument (southeast Utah)
 
photo: Yovimpa Point, Bryce Canyon National Park (southwest Utah)
Yovimpa Point, Bryce Canyon National Park (southwest Utah)
 
photo: Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (outside Los Angeles, CA)
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (outside Los Angeles, CA)

Did You Know?

Pinyon Pine

Pinyon pines do not produce pine nuts every year. These delicious nuts can only be harvested every three to seven years. This irregular schedule prevents animals from adapting to an abundance of pine nuts and guarantees that at least some nuts will become new pine trees instead of a quick meal. More...