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

    Canyonlands

    National Park Utah

There are park alerts in effect.
show Alerts »
  • Temporary Four-Wheel Drive Road Closures

    Due to road damage, some four-wheel-drive roads are impassable. More »

News

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.

 

Subscribe RSS Icon | What is RSS

March 20, 2014
2014 Community Artist in the Parks Announced
The National Park Service Southeast Utah Group is pleased to announce Serena Supplee as the 2014 Community Artist in the Parks.

March 14, 2014
Bear Resistant Containers Now Required
The National Park Service (NPS) has announced that beginning May 1, 2014 all overnight, backcountry permit holders for Upper Salt and Salt-Horse backcountry zones in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park will be required to store food and beverages, food and beverage containers, garbage, and all other scented items at least 100 feet from camp in a hard-sided, bear-resistant container.

February 07, 2014
Vegetation Pile Burns Planned
Park officials plan to burn piles of dead vegetation within Arches and Canyonlands National Parks between February 13th and 20th as weather conditions allow.

January 20, 2014
On-line Reservation of Backcountry Permits
A new on-line permit reservation system for Canyonlands National Park is now accepting reservations for all park backcountry permits and Needles District group campsites.

December 30, 2013
National Parks Fee Free Days Announced for 2014
The Southeast Utah Group of the National Park Service (Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges National Monuments) is joining all national parks across the country in waiving entrance fees several days in 2014.

December 10, 2013
2014 SEUG Annual Pass Now Available
The 2014 Southeast Utah Group (Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges National Monuments) Annual Pass is now available for purchase ($25).

December 10, 2013
Winter Visitor Center Hours and Closures
Arches' and Canyonlands' visitor center operations are reduced during the winter affecting how and where backcountry permits for Canyonlands will be available.

August 19, 2013
Southeast Utah National Parks Celebrate Founders' Day, August 25, 2013
All four parks of the Southeast Utah Group will waive entrance fees on Sunday, August 25th, 2013.

August 15, 2013
Human Waste Disposal Restrictions and Vault Toilet Removal Announced for the Needles District
The National Park Service (NPS) has announced that overnight backcountry permit holders for Chesler Park and Elephant Canyon backpacking campsites and the Peekaboo vehicle campsite in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park, will be required to pack out their human waste beginning September 22, 2013.

August 09, 2013
Southeast Utah Fire Restrictions Rescinded
Effective 12:00am, Friday, August 9, 2013 fire restrictions will be lifted for the State of Utah, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), National Park Service and US Forest Service on lands within Carbon, Emery, Grand and San Juan Counties.

July 31, 2013
Prospectus Issued for River Transportation and Haul-Out Services in Canyonlands
The National Park Service (NPS) has issued a prospectus soliciting proposals for the award of two (2) concession contracts for River Transportation and Haul-Out Services within Canyonlands National Park.

June 24, 2013
National Park Service Announces Fire Restrictions
Due to the continued very high fire danger and current level of fire activity in the State of Utah, Superintendent Kate Cannon has announced fire restrictions for Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, and Natural Bridges and Hovenweep National Monuments

June 04, 2013
2014 Artist in the Parks Program Applications Being Accepted
The National Park Service Southeast Utah Group is now accepting applications for the 2014 Community Artist in the Parks (CAIP) Program.

May 23, 2013
Potash Road Delays and Closure
Maintenance on the Potash Road within Canyonlands National Park will cause 45-minute delays and a temporary road closure.

May 13, 2013
Canyonlands Announces Change to Backcountry Reservation Process
Beginning September 1, 2013, Canyonlands National Park will be changing the reservation process for backcountry permits.

May 03, 2013
Prospectus Issued for Backcountry Vehicle Tours
The National Park Service has issued a prospectus soliciting proposals for the award of three concession contracts for guided interpretive backcountry vehicle tours within Arches and Canyonlands National Parks.

March 25, 2013
Restoration work to begin along Colorado and Green Rivers
On March 28, 2013, crews will begin a project to improve plant diversity and camping conditions along the rivers in Canyonlands.

Did You Know?

Rapids in Cataract Canyon

The highest recently recorded flow in Cataract Canyon is 114,900 cfs in 1984. However, scientists dating driftwood piles estimate that in 1884, the river may have reached 225,000 cfs. More...