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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January 26, 2018
2018 Community Artist in the Parks Announced
The National Park Service Southeast Utah Group is pleased to announce Janet Buckingham as the 2018 Community Artist in the Parks (CAIP). As Community Artist for 2018, Janet will create original work within the parks for a minimum of 24 hours per month, April through October, and share her inspiration and creative process with visitors.

December 15, 2017
National Parks Fee Free Days Announced for 2018
The Southeast Utah Group of the National Park Service (Arches and Canyonlands national parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges national monuments) is joining national parks across the country in waiving entrance fees four days in 2018 as a way to encourage people to get outdoors and spend time with their friends and family in the national parks this year.

November 20, 2017
Arches and Canyonlands National Parks Announce 2017-2018 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. Read more about visitor center hours and permitting information.

August 01, 2017
Arches and Canyonlands National Parks Seek Public Input on Proposed Entrance Fee Increases
The National Park Service is seeking public comment on a proposal to raise individual and motorcycle entrance fees in 2018.

July 19, 2017
Senior Pass Price Increase to Take Effect August 28
The price of the America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass will increase from $10 to $80 on August 28, 2017.

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).

Last updated: September 20, 2016

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