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 »
Fire Ban in Effect Along River Corridors
Contact: Paul Henderson, 435-719-2140
In accordance with Utah Interagency State-wide Fire Restrictions, and under the authority of Title 36 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 1, Section 1.5 (a)(1), and pursuant to 36 CFR 2.13(c), the following fire restrictions apply immediately, and will remain in effect until further notice along the river corridors of the Colorado and Green Rivers within Canyonlands National Park and Arches National Park.
1. Setting, building, maintaining, attending, or using open fire of any kind is prohibited, except by devices fueled by petroleum or liquid propane gas (LPG) products are allowed in all locations. Charcoal may be used under the following conditions and all conditions must be met:
2. Smoking is prohibited, except within an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared to mineral soil.
3. Discharging, or using any kind of fireworks, tracer ammunition, or other incendiary devices in any location on federal lands is prohibited. (Note that these acts are always prohibited on federal lands.)
4. Operating a generator, or other types of small engines without an approved and working spark arrester. All other fire restrictions, or necessary exemptions to the restrictions, will be handled through local “permits” issued by the responsible agency(ies) for that purpose (Not to include motorboat engines).
For additional NPS information call 435-719-2100.Do your part. Don’t start wildfires.
Did You Know?
One animal uniquely adapted to life in the desert is the kangaroo rat. This rat lives its entire life consuming nothing but plant matter. Its body produces water by metabolizing the food it eats. More...