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 »
2014 Artist in the Parks Program Applications Being Accepted
Contact: Sharon Brussell, 435-719-2142
The National Park Service Southeast Utah Group is now accepting applications for the 2014 Community Artist in the Parks (CAIP) Program.
Created in 2009, the CAIP program highlights the connection between a local artist and the surrounding landscape, particularly Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges National Monuments.
The Community Artist creates work within the participating National Park Service units during a minimum of six visits per month, April through November, and shares his/her inspiration and creative process with visitors from around the world. The artist's work may be sold in the Arches and Canyonlands National Park bookstores.
Artists must be residents of Grand or San Juan Counties.
Program details, short videos by former community artists, and more application information are on the Arches website. Applications must be received by July 31st, 2013.
Did You Know?
Pinyon pines do not produce pine nuts every year. These delicious nuts can only be harvested every three to seven years. This irregular schedule prevents animals from adapting to an abundance of pine nuts and guarantees that at least some nuts will become new pine trees instead of a quick meal. More...