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 »
Potash Road Delays and Closure
Contact: John S. Lewis, (435) 719-2150
The Potash Road within Canyonlands National Park will be closed from June 10th through June 22, 2013 for replacement of large culverts in the roadway.
A National Park Service maintenance crew is currently working on portions of the road and delays up to 45 minutes can be expected.
The Shafer and White Rim roads within the park are open and will not be affected by this work.
After June 22nd, maintenance will continue on the Potash Road with 45-minute delays. All work is scheduled to be completed by July 4th.
Did You Know?
The highest recently recorded flow in Cataract Canyon is 114,900 cfs in 1984. However, scientists dating driftwood piles estimate that in 1884, the river may have reached 225,000 cfs. More...