Some unpaved roads are closed
Recent rains have caused extensive damage to the Lavender Canyon road, Colorado Overlook road, and the Salt/Horse road. The White Rim Road is impassable from Hardscrabble camp to Upheaval Bottom. Roads will be closed until repairs can be made. More »
Extreme Fire Danger
Due to extremely dry conditions, fire restrictions are in effect in all national park units in Utah. More »
New backcountry requirements in effect
Hard-sided bear containers are required for backpackers in parts of the Needles District. More »
Laws & Policies
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones) Determination
A-9: Rock climbing policy (currently under review)
F-2: Fee collection procedures
H-1: Cultural site information disclosure policy (currently under review)
H-2: Collecting of park resources
H-3: Use of the Southeast Utah Group archives
L-1: Group campsite reservations
N-1: Horse and pack animal policy
N-2: Off-highway motor vehicle regulations for backcountry use
N-4: Administrative access and fee waivers for researchers
W-2: Segway Guidance
As of February 22, 2010, federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess firearms in this park. It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park. As a starting point, please visit our state’s website. Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances.
Did You Know?
The Utah juniper, one of the most common trees in the southwest, has the ability to self-prune. During droughts, these trees will cut off fluids from one or more branches so that the rest of the tree can survive. More...