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 »
National Park Service Will Host 2010 Summer Youth Crew
Contact: Sharon Brussell, 435-719-2141
Ten students from Grand and San Juan Counties will have the opportunity to work in local national parks this summer as part of the Canyon Country Conservation Corps. Sponsored by the Southeast Utah Group of the National Park Service, the Conservation Corps is entering its tenth summer of operations. Kate Cannon, Superintendent of the Southeast Utah Group, said “We’re always excited to host the Conservation Corps program. This is an excellent use of our visitor fee revenues and we look forward to completing much needed projects and connecting with the youth in our community.” The program is funded entirely through visitor fees.
Did You Know?
The dirt is alive! A living crust called "Biological Soil Crust" covers much of Canyonlands and the surrounding area. Composed of algae, lichens and bacteria, this crust provides a secure foundation for desert plants. Please stay on roads and trails to avoid trampling this important resource. More...