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  • 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 »

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October 07, 2014
Canyonlands’ 50th Anniversary Celebration Continues with “Walking with Thoreau” Community Project
In commemoration of the 50th anniversaries of the Wilderness Act, the Civil Rights Act, and the establishment of Canyonlands National Park, residents of Utah’s Grand and San Juan Counties are invited to participate in a series of special hikes every Saturday throughout the month of October.

September 05, 2014
Canyonlands 50th Event at Needles Now Full
Canyonlands National Park’s 50th Anniversary ceremony and dinner at the Needles on Friday, September 12th, as well as the shuttle service from Moab to the Needles and back, is now full.

August 20, 2014
Drones Banned in Southeast Utah National Parks
Launching, landing, or operating unmanned aircraft within Arches and Canyonlands national parks, and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges national monuments, are now prohibited.

July 12, 2014
Artist in the Park Applications Being Accepted
The National Park Service Southeast Utah Group is now accepting applications for the 2015 Community Artist in the Parks (CAIP) Program.

July 07, 2014
National Park Service Announces Fire Restrictions for 2014
Due to very dry conditions and increasing fire danger in Southeast Utah, Superintendent Kate Cannon has announced fire restrictions for Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, and Natural Bridges and Hovenweep National Monuments.

June 04, 2014
Section of White Rim Road Closed for Culvert Replacement
A section of the White Rim Road in Canyonlands National Park will be closed from July 7th through July 11th to allow for replacement of a large culvert under the road.

June 03, 2014
River Recreation Advisory – Green River and Colorado River Below the Confluence
On the morning of May 21, 2014, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Moab Field Office was notified by SW Energy and the State of Utah, Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining of a leaking oil well in the Salt Wash field south of I-70, approximately 12 miles southeast of the town of Green River, Utah.

May 30, 2014
High River-Flow Advisory
Due to rising temperatures, mountain snowpack in the Upper Colorado River basin is melting and generating high flows on the Colorado and Green Rivers through Canyonlands National Park.

March 20, 2014
2014 Community Artist in the Parks Announced
The National Park Service Southeast Utah Group is pleased to announce Serena Supplee as the 2014 Community Artist in the Parks.

March 14, 2014
Bear Resistant Containers Now Required
The National Park Service (NPS) has announced that beginning May 1, 2014 all overnight, backcountry permit holders for Upper Salt and Salt-Horse backcountry zones in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park will be required to store food and beverages, food and beverage containers, garbage, and all other scented items at least 100 feet from camp in a hard-sided, bear-resistant container.

February 07, 2014
Vegetation Pile Burns Planned
Park officials plan to burn piles of dead vegetation within Arches and Canyonlands National Parks between February 13th and 20th as weather conditions allow.

January 20, 2014
On-line Reservation of Backcountry Permits
A new on-line permit reservation system for Canyonlands National Park is now accepting reservations for all park backcountry permits and Needles District group campsites.

December 30, 2013
National Parks Fee Free Days Announced for 2014
The Southeast Utah Group of the National Park Service (Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges National Monuments) is joining all national parks across the country in waiving entrance fees several days in 2014.

December 10, 2013
2014 SEUG Annual Pass Now Available
The 2014 Southeast Utah Group (Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges National Monuments) Annual Pass is now available for purchase ($25).

December 10, 2013
Winter Visitor Center Hours and Closures
Arches' and Canyonlands' visitor center operations are reduced during the winter affecting how and where backcountry permits for Canyonlands will be available.

Did You Know?

Summer Monsoon

Much of canyon country's annual precipitation falls during summer monsoons. These dramatic storms often last less than twenty minutes but can cause powerful flash floods despite their brevity.