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 »
Call for Artists
Contact: Nancy Holman, 435-719-2240
Contact: Chad Niehaus, 435-259-9314
The National Park Service Southeast Utah Group is currently accepting applications for the 2010 Community Artist in the Parks program.Created in 2009, the Community Artist in the Parks program highlightsthe connection between a local artist and the surrounding landscape,particularly Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and Hovenweep andNatural Bridges National Monuments.
The Artist creates work within these NPS units and shares his/herinspiration and creative process with visitors from around the world.The 2010 term will begin May 1st and end November 15th. For a detaileddescription of the program, please call Nancy Holman at 435-719-2240.Questions may also be directed to Chad Niehaus, the 2009 CommunityArtist in the Parks, at 435-259-9314.
Completed applications must be received by April 8th, 2010.
Download Application Packet [17k PDF file]
Did You Know?
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