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 »
Commercial Use Authorizations
Title 36 Code of Federal Regulations 1.6(a) - Permits and 5.3 - Business Operations states, "Engaging in or soliciting any business in park areas, except in accordance with the provisions of a permit, contract, or other written agreement with the United States, except as such may be specifically authorized under special regulations applicable to a park area, is prohibited."
The following commercial services are authorized under a commercial use authorization at Arches and Canyonlands National Parks:
Changes have been made to the conditions of these commercial use authorizations. The $250.00 application fee is non-refundable so please read the conditions (use links above) for the commercial service(s) in which you intend to offer before submitting your application package.
How to Apply
Download application [21k PDF file]
Did You Know?
One animal uniquely adapted to life in the desert is the kangaroo rat. This rat lives its entire life consuming nothing but plant matter. Its body produces water by metabolizing the food it eats. More...