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 »
River Incident Report #820165
Date of Incident: May 29, 1982
A hiker reported the location of the erring group at 18:30 on May 30, and it was reached by a Park Service search party at 10:15 on May 31. On June 1 the men, woman, and their equipment (including numerous empty beer cans) were hauled to Hite on a Park Service J-Rig. In a subsequent interview with a member of the group which was descending Cataract Canyon, it was reported that the trio was intoxicated when it arrived at camp.
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...