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 »
Temporary Day Use Permit System
Contact: Kate Cannon, 435-719-2101
The Mineral switchbacks and the White Rim loop road are under repair and will be re-opened late this month. Thereafter, additional road maintenance and repair will continue through the spring season along the White Rim road in Canyonlands National Park.
Canyonlands National Park is instituting a temporary day use permit system for the White Rim, Shafer, and Potash Roads within the park to improve safety and minimize damage while road work is underway.
Permits are required for day use from March 1 through May 31, 2011, and may be obtained in advance. Group size for day use is limited to 15 people and 3 motorized vehicles (including motorcycles).
Free permits are available at the following locations:
To help make travel along the White Rim Road a safe and rewarding experience for everyone, visitors are asked to follow these guidelines:
Did You Know?
At Spanish Bottom on the Colorado River, scientists discovered 260 feet of sediment below the water's surface. This could make Cataract Canyon one of the most actively filling canyons in the world. More...