• Spires of Cedar Mesa sandstone in Chesler Park (Needles District)

    Canyonlands

    National Park Utah

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  • 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 »

Volunteer

Volunteers and SCAs are essential to park operations
Volunteers and SCAs are essential to park operations
NPS Photo by Neal Herbert
 

Student Conservation Association (SCA)

The National Park Service needs volunteers throughout the year to assist with all aspects of park management: from archeological surveys to campground hosts. Many of our volunteers work through the Student Conservation Association. For information on joining the SCA, visit www.thesca.org.

Volunteer Program (VIP)

Volunteer positions are coordinated locally through the volunteer coordinator. For details on current openings in southeast Utah, contact:

Volunteer Coordinator
National Park Service
2282 SW Resource Blvd.
Moab, UT 84532
(435) 719-2142

 

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Did You Know?

Biological Soil Crust

The dirt is alive! A living crust called "Biological Soil Crust" covers much of Canyonlands and the surrounding area. Composed of algae, lichens and bacteria, this crust provides a secure foundation for desert plants. Please stay on roads and trails to avoid trampling this important resource. More...