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 »
Reservation Office Staff Temporarily Reduced
If you've reserved a backcountry permit in the last few years, you've probably had a conversation with Bruce or Jim. Last week, we bid farewell to Jim as he embarked on a well-earned retirement...leaving one person to do the job of two.
As we look for the right person to fill Jim's shoes, please be patient: our reservation phone line will not be answered in the timely manner you've come to expect.
Did You Know?
Some of the rock art in Horseshoe Canyon was painted over 3,000 years ago. Now known as "Barrier Canyon" style rock art, it was painted by nomadic groups of hunter-gatherers that roamed throughout the southwest. More...