• 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 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 »

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?

Summer Monsoon

Much of canyon country's annual precipitation falls during summer monsoons. These dramatic storms often last less than twenty minutes but can cause powerful flash floods despite their brevity.