Some unpaved roads are closed
Recent rains have caused extensive damage to some roads in the Needles District and some of the roads into the Maze District. More »
Safety in Bear Country
Black bears have been seen in the Needles, Maze, and along the Colorado River. Be alert and store food and garbage properly: in hard-sided, latched containers (or your vehicle) when not being prepared or consumed. 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?
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...