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 »
2013 Southeast Utah Group of National Parks Annual Pass Available December 1st
Contact: Mary Wilson, 435-719-2140
The 2013 Southeast Utah Group (Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges National Monuments) Annual Pass will be available for purchase ($25) beginning December 1, 2012.
Frequent visitors to the national parks of the Southeast Utah Group have the opportunity to purchase a 2013 Annual Pass, allowing unlimited entry into all four parks within the group for up to one year.
While the annual passes will be available for purchase beginning Saturday, December 1, 2012 they are not valid for use until January 1, 2013. Passes are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Individuals wishing to purchase passes for holiday gift giving may do so as long as the pass remains unsigned and invalidated. The pass will be validated upon first use by the pass purchaser or recipient at one of the four national parks of the Southeast Utah Group on or after January 1, 2013.
Passes may be purchased at the Arches Entrance Station, Canyonlands' Island in the Sky Visitor Center, and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges Visitor Centers.
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...