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Press inquiries should be directed to the park's public information officer at (435) 719-2101.

Here are the latest news releases issued by Canyonlands. For past news releases, visit the archive.

 

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July 07, 2017
Shafer Trail in Canyonlands National Park to Close for Construction July 18 through July 28
Road construction on Shafer Trail at Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands National Park will result in its closure to all travel weekdays from July 18 through July 28. The road will be open on weekends.

June 23, 2017
National Park Service Announces Fire Restrictions
Due to very dry conditions and increasing fire danger in Southeast Utah, Superintendent Kate Cannon has announced fire restrictions for Arches and Canyonlands national parks, and Natural Bridges and Hovenweep national monuments.

May 22, 2017
Arches and Canyonlands National Parks Prepare for Busy Memorial Day Weekend
Arches and Canyonlands national parks are preparing for a busy Memorial Day weekend, and are advising visitors to expect heavy traffic, crowded trails, and limited parking.

April 27, 2017
Tourism to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks Resulted in $309,000,000 in Economic Benefits and Supported 3,822 Local Jobs in 2016
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 1.6 million visitors to Arches National Park in 2016 spent $188.8 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 3,100 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $251.6 million (a 16.3% increase from 2015 and an 82.3 % increase since 2012).

January 06, 2017
Needles Campground Reservations Available for Upcoming Seasons
Loop A of The Needles Campground in Canyonlands National Park will be available by reservation only beginning March 15, 2017.

December 16, 2016
Arches and Canyonlands Announce Winter Visitor Center Hours and Closures
Arches and Canyonlands national parks are open all year, but the park’s visitor center operations change with the arrival of winter.

December 16, 2016
2017 Community Artist in the Parks Announcement
The National Park Service Southeast Utah Group is pleased to announce Anthony Lott as the 2017 Community Artist in the Parks (CAIP). This is the first time the program will feature an artist residing in San Juan County, and focus on the southern parks of the group.

December 05, 2016
National Parks Fee Free Days Announced for 2017
The Southeast Utah Group of the National Park Service is waiving entrance fees several days in 2017 as a way to encourage people to get outdoors and spend time with their friends and family in the national parks this year.

October 17, 2016
UEA Weekend Expected to be Busy at Arches and Canyonlands National Parks
Arches and Canyonlands national parks are expecting record visitation during the fall recess of Utah public schools, October 20 – 23. Officials are advising visitors to expect heavy traffic, crowded trails, and limited parking.

October 10, 2016
2017 Artist in the Parks Program Applications Being Accepted
The Southeast Utah Group of parks is now accepting applications for the 2017 Community Artist in the Parks (CAIP) program.

September 27, 2016
2016 Southeast Utah Fire Restrictions Rescinded
Effective 12:01 am on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, fire restrictions will be lifted for the State of Utah, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and National Park Service (NPS) on lands in Carbon, Emery, Grand and San Juan counties.

Last updated: September 20, 2016

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