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 »
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?
Lizards, including the colorful collared lizard, are one of the most frequently seen animals in Canyonlands. When not chasing flies or basking in the sun, they are often seen doing what appears to be push-ups. Scientists believe this and other behaviors signal dominance and facilitate courtship.