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 »
Annular Solar Eclipse Celebration
On the evening of May 20, 2012, the skies over southeast Utah will host a rare celestial occurrence: an annular solar eclipse. Arches, Canyonlands and Natural Bridges will offer special ranger-led activities to help visitors enjoy this unique experience safely.
Friday, May 18th and Saturday, May 19th
Saturday, May 19th
Saturday, May 19th and Sunday, May 20th
Sunday, May 20th
Of the parks listed here, the full annular eclipse will only be visible at Natural Bridges.
To learn more about the eclipse, including where best to see it and events in other parks, visit http://www.nature.nps.gov/features/eclipse/.
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...