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    Arches, Canyonlands closed to all park visitors starting Saturday

    A spokesperson for the Southeast Utah Group of the National Park Service said Friday that Arches and Canyonlands would be closed to all park visitors starting Saturday, March 28.

    Input sought on bike use of a new pathway leading into Arches National Park

    The National Park Service seeks public input on a plan to allow bicycle use on the newly constructed Arches Visitor Center Connector Trail.

    BLM seeks nominations to site-specific councils

    The Bureau of Land Management on Monday announced that it is seeking public nominations for three citizens’ advisory councils affiliated with specific sites on the BLM’s National Conservation Lands. One of them is the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument advisory committee.

    Penguin on a perch

    This rock monolith is one of the Three Penguins in Arches National Park, with its two friends standing behind it from this view. They stand together in the snow after holiday storms blanketed the area.

    Bump in visits prompts BLM to increase hiking fees near Bears Ears

    An increase in tourism to Cedar Mesa in Bears Ears National Monument has taken a toll on the cultural resources in the...

    Bump in visits prompts BLM to increase hiking fees near Bears Ears

    An increase in tourism to Cedar Mesa in Bears Ears National Monument has taken a toll on the cultural resources in the...

    Veteran superintendent of Southeast Utah National Parks retiring

    After 13 years on the job, Cannon feeling 'bittersweet' about leaving Kate Cannon, who has been the superintendent...

    Sheriff identifies pair killed in fall Nov. 29 at Delicate Arch

    An air ambulance crew sits near Delicate Arch the day after Thanksgiving after three people fell while hiking. A husband and wife from California died and a third family member was seriously injured.

    NPS hosts free days in 2020

    The Southeast Utah Group of National Parks – Arches and Canyonlands national parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges national monuments – has joined national parks across the country in waiving...

    Committee names two Artists in the Parks: Zim, 2020: Buckwalter, 2021

    Julia Buckwalter, recipient of the 2021 Artist in the Park award for the National Park Service’s Southeast Utah Group, poses with...

    Winter hours in effect at national parks, monuments

    Winter hours are in place at visitor centers at Arches and Canyonlands national parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges national monuments, according...

    Arches to conduct prescribed burns through Nov. 11

    Park officials plan to burn piles of dead vegetation in Salt Valley Wash at Arches National Park beginning Monday, Nov. 11. Burns might occur throughout November, December and January as conditions allow, according to park officials.

    Studies on Arches traffic scheduled to last through 2020

    With the wind out of the sails of an initiative to manage traffic at Arches National Park via a reservation system, visitors next year might face the same levels of traffic they had this season, and if trends hold, worse.

    Following NPS order, local officials looking to keep ATVs, UTVs out of Arches

    Curtis seeks consensus on the matter from locals Grand County Council Chair Evan Clapper calls on a representative...

    NPS ‘throwing out’ its draft plan for a reservation system at Arches

    Although a reservation system at Arches National Park is still a possibility, the idea has been put on hold as park administration searches for other solutions to vehicle congestion woes.

    NPS hosts Arches congestion meeting Oct. 15

    With the potential for even more visitors now that e-bikes and ATVs and UTVs are now allowed, the National Park Service will resume its public outreach efforts regarding how to address traffic congestion at Arches at a meeting from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Grand Center, 182 North 400 West.

    BLM Utah RAC meets in Green River

    Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and administrative changes made at the Kanab Field Office and other key issues are on the agenda Oct. 29-30 when the Bureau of Land Management Resource Advisory Council for Utah meets at the John Wesley Powell Museum in Green River.

    Tales of trails: Riding along the edge of town is a dream

    I didn't think I was going to like Pipe Dream when I first moved to Moab, but I was very much wrong.

    Tales of trails: Grandstaff Canyon is a hiker’s paradise

    Our latest installment in our ongoing series, "Tales of Trails," features the popular Grandstaff Canyon.

    Tales of trails: Rabbit Valley offers options for multiple types of users

    Trails in Rabbit Valley are marked with permitted activities. Rabbit Valley is a hotspot for roaring ATVs, but one trail — Jouflas — allows foot and hoof access only.

    Flying down the trail: Falcon Flow lives up to its name

    I would like to extend a warm welcome to Falcon Flow, Moab’s newest mountain biking trail.

    Tales of trails: My very bad, no good night on Porcupine Rim

    Popular route descends from Sand Flats to river; writer's first ride turns into harrowing ordeal.