Canyonlands National Park News
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Fatality at the Maze District in Canyonlands National Park
April 26, 2023 | 5:02 pm
At approximately 10 a.m. on Monday, April 24, 2023, Canyonlands National Park staff at Hans Flat received a visitor report of an unoccupied vehicle in the Maze District. A search and rescue team of National Park Service employees was quickly assembled to locate the individual associated with the vehicle.
Shafer Trail Road Will Close Intermittently for Required Maintenance in October and November
October 18, 2022 | 2:12 pm
Shafer Trail Road will close intermittently for required maintenance October 24-27, October 31-November 3, and November 7-10 (Mondays through Thursdays). The closure applies to all use including mountain bikes, motorcycles, four-wheel-drive vehicles and hikers.
Canyonlands National Park Prepares for a Busy Memorial Day Weekend
May 23, 2022 | 8:31 am
Canyonlands National Park advises visitors to expect heavy traffic, crowded trails, and limited parking this Memorial Day weekend. Visitors should plan ahead and have back-up itineraries if they intend to visit Canyonlands.
Fatality at Island in the Sky District at Canyonlands National Park
May 16, 2022 | 8:25 am
On Thursday, May 12, Canyonlands National Park staff received a report of an abandoned vehicle at Grand View Point in the Island in the Sky district. A search and rescue team of National Park Service and San Juan County personnel was assembled to locate the owner of the vehicle.
Elephant Hill 4x4 Road in the Needles district of Canyonlands National Park to be closed for Repairs
March 19, 2021 | 11:02 am
The Elephant Hill four-wheel-drive (4WD) road located in the Needles district of Canyonlands National Park will be closed from April 5-15, 2021 to undergo some much-needed repairs. During this closure all day-use and overnight permits will be unavailable. Please make alternate plans.
March 19, 2021 | 12:00 am
The Elephant Hill four-wheel-drive (4WD) road located in the Needles district of Canyonlands National Park will be closed from April 5-15, 2021 to undergo some much-needed repairs. During this closure all day-use and overnight permits will be unavailable.
Canyonlands National Park Backcountry and River Permit Reservations now Available on Recreation.gov
October 23, 2020 | 9:07 am
Beginning November 10, all Canyonlands National Park backcountry and river permit reservations will be available on Recreation.gov.
Reopening Campgrounds at Arches and Canyonlands National Parks
June 29, 2020 | 10:02 am
Arches and Canyonlands national parks continue to follow a plan of phased increase in public access to park facilities and services. The next phase includes selective reopening of campgrounds.
Parks Resume Fee Collection & Visitor Safety Tips
June 8, 2020 | 11:12 am
As part of the phased resumption of operations, Arches and Canyonlands national parks will begin collecting entrance fees on June 15, 2020. During the ongoing health crisis, please #RecreateResponsibly to reduce preventable accidents and keep first responders out of harm's way.
Arches and Canyonlands National Parks Will Begin to Increase Recreational Access
May 11, 2020 | 2:59 pm
Following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Arches and Canyonlands national parks will be increasing recreational access starting May 29, 2020.