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 »
River Incident Report #937010
Date of Incident: May 29, 1993
Parts of the boat were perceived by a commercial boating group and nearby Rangers were notified in their camp at Ten Cent Rapid (Mile 201.0) at 17:40, and a search was initiated immediately. The survivor was found below Big Drop Three (Mile 202.0) at 18:10. Numerous searches by helicopter for several days and boats for several weeks failed to find the missing victims.
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...