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 »
White Rim Road Repairs Continue
Contact: Backcountry Reservation Office, 435-259-4351
Just hours after major repairs to the White Rim Road were completed last weekend, heavy rains washed out sections of the road around Upheaval Canyon.
At this time, the road remains closed from the southern base of Hardscrabble Hill to the park boundary, making a complete White Rim loop impossible. The Hardscrabble, Labyrinth and Taylor campsites are not accessible.
This closure applies to motorized vehicles only. Bicycles and pedestrians may complete the full White Rim loop.
When will the road open?
Maintenance crews hope to open the road this week (weather permitting).
What does this mean for my White Rim trip?
Until the road can be repaired, all trips on the White Rim road will have to enter and exit on the east side. The campsites at Hardscrabble, Labyrinth, and Taylor Canyon will remain closed.
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...