Harpers Corner Road Closed for Winter
The Harpers Corner Road is closed for the winter at Plug Hat Picnic Area which is approximately five miles from US Highway 40. The road is tentatively scheduled to open on March 31. More »
Ely Creek Backcountry Campsites Closed
The Ely Creek backcountry campsites located along the Jones Hole Trail have been closed until further notice due to bear activity in the area. More »
2010 Junior Ranger Essay Contest Announced
Contact: Carla Beasley, (435) 781-7702
This year the National Park Foundation is asking this question: If you were a National Park Ranger for a day, how would you describe the national parks to someone who’s never been before? Students ages 9 to 12 have the opportunity to submit an essay answering that question in the 2010 Junior Ranger Essay Contest. Winners of this year’s contest will receive great prizes, including a Merrell gift certificate, an Olympus camera, and an America the Beautiful pass to all of America’s recreation lands. Essays must be 500 words or less and received on-line or by mail by March 31, 2010. Official rules and entry information is available at www.nationalparks.org/connect/essay-contest.
Did You Know?
Paleontologist Earl Douglass first came to Utah looking for mammal fossils. He returned in 1909 and discovered an immense deposit of dinosaur bones, now protected at Dinosaur National Monument. Although made famous by dinosaurs, Douglass died preferring his beloved mammal fossils over dinosaurs.