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 »
Historic Flows in Cataract Canyon
Cataract Canyon peak flows are determined by utilizing United States Geological Survey (USGS) data for gauging stations at Cisco on the Colorado River and Green River on the Green River. USGS maintains mean daily values for these stations. A Cataract Canyon peak flow is the highest daily total of the mean values in a calendar year for those two stations.
Did You Know?
Naturally occurring sandstone basins called “potholes” collect rain water and wind-blown sediment, forming tiny ecosystems where a fascinating collection of plants and animals live. Tadpole shrimp, fairy shrimp and many insects can be found in potholes. More...