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 »
Prospectus Issued for River Transportation and Haul-Out Services in Canyonlands
Contact: Jennifer Parker, 303-969-2661
The National Park Service (NPS) has issued a prospectus soliciting proposals for the award of two (2) concession contracts for River Transportation and Haul-Out Services within Canyonlands National Park.
The prospectus explains both the business opportunities and terms and conditions under which the NPS will award the new concession contracts. Pursuant to 36 CFR, Part 51, the NPS Director has determined these new contracts to be qualified, and that existing concessioners for current contracts CC-CANY026-04 and CC-CANY027-04 have Preferred Offeror status for the new contracts.
All proposals, including those of the existing concessioners, must be sent to the Chief of Concessions, Intermountain Region, National Park Service, 12795 West Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, Colorado 80228 and be received by 4:00 p.m. MST, Monday, September 9, 2013.
The prospectus, as well as information about how to obtain a copy, is available on line at http://concessions.nps.gov/prospectuses.htm.
Persons who obtain the prospectus on line are asked to call Ms. Parker at (303) 969-2661 or send her an e-mail at Jennifer_Parker@nps.gov with their contact information to receive updates.
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...