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 »
2009 Artist-in-the-Parks Program
Contact: Nancy Holman, 435-719-2240
The Community Artist-in-the-Parks program highlights the connection between artist and his/her inspiration. During the 2009 season, Chad Neihaus, an award-winning artist based in Moab, will be in the Southeast Utah Group National Parks (Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and Natural Bridges and Hovenweep National Monuments).
To discover how Chad turns inspiration into art, come visit him in the parks (see schedule below). Chat with him about an artist's inspiration, witness the creative process, and maybe purchase an original print that you saw him create. Times are posted in the visitor center and with the artist out in the park.
Chad Niehaus creates acrylic paintings, pastel drawings, and linocut prints inspired by the open spaces of the Colorado Plateau. His work has been featured in A Century of Sanctuary: The Art of Zion National Park, Painters of Utah's Canyons and Deserts, and on NPR's Radio West. More information is available on his website, www.MoabArt.com or by calling Niehaus' Moab studio at (435) 259-9314.
Saturday, Sept. 5th: Arches Park Avenue trail
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...