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 Restrictions Lifted
Contact: Kate Cannon, Superintendent Southeast Utah Group
As of September 13, 2012, all fire restrictions which were enacted on June 12, 2012, 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to 36 CFR 2.13(c), for Canyonlands and Arches national parks and Natural Bridges and Hovenweep national monuments are rescinded. Most fire restrictions affecting public lands in Utah have also been lifted. Information on statewide fire restrictions can be found here.
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...