Alerts & Conditions




Possible Smoky Conditions

Several large wildfires in western Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, and Nevada are producing significant amounts of smoke which is being transported into and across Colorado. These have been causing air quality issues in some areas of southwestern Colorado. Please keep in mind if you are visiting, that we are currently experiencing smoky conditions at times.

If you have respiratory issues or allergies or would just like to keep updated on air quality in the region, you might want to check out the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Facebook page, CDPHE Air Pollution Control Division. US National Weather Service Grand Junction Colorado has also been posting some interesting photos concerning the wildfires, air quality, and views of smoke plumes in the region. There are also air quality sites such as (We have found the map on this site to be more accurate than what is listed under the "current conditions.")

If there are changes to services or facilities at the park, we will post that information here and on our Facebook page at

Last updated: August 10, 2018

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