Some unpaved roads are closed
Recent rains have caused extensive damage to the Lavender Canyon road, Colorado Overlook road, and the Salt/Horse road. The White Rim Road is impassable from Hardscrabble camp to Upheaval Bottom. Roads will be closed until repairs can be made. More »
Extreme Fire Danger
Due to extremely dry conditions, fire restrictions are in effect in all national park units in Utah. More »
New backcountry requirements in effect
Hard-sided bear containers are required for backpackers in parts of the Needles District. More »
Short Hikes at the Island
Several trails explore the mesa top with minimal elevation change. Each of these trails highlights some aspect of the park's natural or cultural history. Printed guides are available at some trailheads and in the visitor center.
Aztec Butte Trail
Grand View Point Trail (see photo above)
Mesa Arch Trail
Upheaval Dome Overlook Trail
Whale Rock Trail
Neck Spring Trail
Did You Know?
At Spanish Bottom on the Colorado River, scientists discovered 260 feet of sediment below the water's surface. This could make Cataract Canyon one of the most actively filling canyons in the world. More...