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November 16, 2013
Celebrate the Night Sky at Hovenweep National Monument!
You are invited out for an evening under the dark skies of Hovenweep, this Saturday, Nov 16th with Cortez Astronomer Ken Geiger will take us on a celestial tour of the sky.
November 04, 2013
Free Family Art Lessons - Sat., Nov. 9th at Arches National Park with Sarah Hamingson
This could be you ...and your kids! Free Family Art Lessons at Arches National park with Community Artist-in-the-Parks, Sarah Hamingson. Materials provided; just bring your inspiration.
October 30, 2013
Enter CNHA's Canyon Country Photo Contest now through November 30th!
Here's your chance to win $100 and have your photo published in the Canyon Country Calendar! Enter now through Nov. 30, 2013.
October 12, 2013
Utah's National Parks Are Now Open!
Arches, Canyonlands, Bryce Canyon, Zion and Capitol Reef National Parks, and the Glen Canyon/Lake Powell N.R.A., Cedar Breaks and Natural Bridges National Monument are all open.
October 09, 2013
Last MIC Lecture of the season!
This Thursday Oct 10th at 6:00pm: - Willie Holdman ~ Utah, Mountains to Deserts ~ Join photographer, Willie Holdman as he talks about his work, spanning over 20 years, to capture the images high on the mountain tops and low in the redrock deserts of Utah.
August 27, 2013
CNHA's 3rd Annual Navajo Rug Auction!
Join us on Saturday, September 28th for this great event! Over 200 contemporary and vintage Navajo rugs will be offered for auction. Auction benefits Navajo weavers and public land research.
August 26, 2013
Moab Area Art Classes With Kathy Cooney
Join Kathy Cooney on the scenic Colorado River and create your own masterpiece! Kathy will be instructing a series of 4 water-color art classes. Call today and sign up for an amazing experience.
June 26, 2013
Public Invited to Visit New Moab Dinosaur Track Site
Join BLM paleontologist ReBecca Hunt-Foster for a tour of the NEW dinosaur track site in the Mill Canyon area this Friday, June 28, 2013, at 10 am, 1 pm, & 3 pm. Paleontologists and volunteers will be on site excavating the tracks....
June 01, 2013
The Moab BLM Field Office is celebrating National (Fossil) Trails Day!
This Saturday, June 1st - The Moab BLM Field Office is celebrating National Trails Day by offering guided hikes of fossil trails. Join Paleontologist ReBecca Hunt-Foster to discover fossilized dinosaur footprints and bones in the Moab area.
May 29, 2013
Jurassic Journey: Science, Programming and Partnerships at the Hanksville-Burpee Quarry
Scott Williams, Burpee Museum of Natural History, will give a presentation on the museum's work at the Hanksville-Burpee Quarry located on BLM land near Hanksville, Utah. Grand Co. Library, 6:30 pm
April 26, 2013
Arches National Park - The Official Guide App
Carry the park in your pocket with this best of bundle app from CNHA. Includes everything you need to plan and make the most of your trip to Arches, or experience the park from wherever you are.
February 28, 2013
2013 Community Artist in the Parks Announced
The National Park Service Southeast Utah Group (SEUG) has announced the 2013 Community Artist in the Parks, Sarah Hamingson. Sarah is both a talented pastels artist and a 4th grade teacher in Moab.
February 25, 2013
CNHA Awards over $58,000 in Discovery Pool Research Grants
Four agency science projects received funding this year. Discovery Pool was established by CNHA to encourage and provide funding for research partnerships between qualified scientists and our federal NPS, BLM, and USFS partners on the Colorado Plateau.
February 24, 2013
2013 Canyon Country Photo Contest Map
January 15, 2013
BLM Seeks Artist-in-Residence Applications for 2013
Artists nationwide are invited to apply for the 2013 Artist-in-Residence program at the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument near Dolores, CO. The deadline is Feb. 28, 2013..
November 19, 2012
Ancient Skywatchers of the Southwest Exhibit Opening on November 25th
Opening celebration of photography exhibit and lecture on archaeo-astronomy by John Ninnemann. 1 pm at the Anaszi Heritage Center, Dolores, CO.
November 08, 2012
Gravity is Working!
On November 5th, huge rocks plunged down from the canyon rim onto Route 279 (AKA the Potash Road) near Moab. The road surface near the Intrepid Potash plant was severely damaged, but thankfully no people were hurt. As far as we know, the road remains open
October 17, 2012
CNHA 2012 Photo Contest Winners Announced!
The winners have been selected from the incredible photos we received. And the winners are..........
October 15, 2012
White Rim Road Re-opened after Weekend Storms
The dryness of the desert has done the trick and the White Rim Road is currently open in its entirety, though a few wet spots remain on the west side. Get out there and enjoy the backcountry of Canyonlands!
October 11, 2012
Logan Hansen - 2012 Community Artist in the Parks
Logan will share his experiences during his stint as CAIP. His unique photography and digital editing style captures the flora, fauna, and landscapes in the canyonlands region in a new way.
September 10, 2012
Enter CNHA's 2012 Canyon Country Photo Contest!
Upload your photo that captures the magnificent beauty of Fall, Winter or Spring on SE Utah public lands for chance to win!
September 02, 2012
CNHA's Annual Fall Membership Hike!
CNHA's Annual Fall Membership Hike! Sunday, October 14, 2012. This hike, led by Dr. John Ninnemann, begins just off Highway 95 on Cedar Mesa, near a roadside tower kiva and restored mesa top ruin. Limited to 20 people.
July 10, 2012
New Locally Inspired, Locally Printed, T-shirt at Arches National Park Bookstore
Join Artist Chad Niehaus at the Arches National Park Bookstore Tuesday, July 10 , 11 am to 1 pm. Learn about his inspiration for the design and how he creates each print by
June 15, 2012
High Fire Danger Prompts Statewide Fire Restrictions
Due to extremely dry conditions throughout Utah, all state and federal lands, and all unincorporated private lands, are under fire restrictions.
June 05, 2012
Transit of Venus
Visitors at Arches NP and Natural Bridges NM may see a rare planetary phenomenon on the afternoon/evening of June 5, 2012.
May 20, 2012
Annular Solar Eclipse Celebration, Sunday May 20th
On the evening of May 20, 2012, the skies over SE Utah will host a rare celestial occurrence: an annular solar eclipse. Arches, Canyonlands & Natural Bridges will offer special ranger-led activities to help visitors enjoy this unique experience safley.
May 18, 2012
BOOK SIGNING - Last of the Robbers Roost Outlaws - Moab's Bill Tibbetts
Arches Visitor Center Bookstore, Friday, May 18 at 11 am. Meet Author Tom McCourt and Bill Tibbetts' son Ray Tibbetts - Learn about the story of a real man, a real cowboy and a real outlaw.
May 16, 2012
CNHA's 2nd Annual Navajo Rug Auction
Sat. Sept. 8th, 2012
Discover the beauty and artistry of Navajo weaving at CNHA's 2nd Annual Navajo Rug Auction! Saturday, September 8th, at Canyonlands by Night, 1861 North Hwy 191, in Moab. For more information, call CNHA at 1-800-840-8978 x 10..
May 03, 2012
MIC Lecture 7pm: Reuniting the Decades-Missing Pilling Figurine Wth His Mate(s)
Join Dr. Bonnie Pitblado to find out whether a mysterious artifact is just a convincing replica or the missing thousand-year-old Pilling figurine.
March 27, 2012
National Trail Project for Moab Lions Park Funded
Connect the Trails to Parks (CTTP) granted $99,996 for the planning, design and interpretive displays, and another $36,643 as matching funds towards construction of the non-motorized pathway from the City of Moab to Lions Park, just north of Moab, UT.
December 14, 2011
ANASAZI HERITAGE CENTER EXHIBIT: New Perspectives on the Hohokam
More than 40,000 people lived in the Hohokam region in AD 1300, but fewer than 10,000 were present only two centuries later. What happened? Now thru Oct. 2012. Anasazi Heritage Center, Dolores, Colorado. (970) 882-5600 for more info.
November 03, 2011
Free Entrance to National Parks on Veterans Day weekend (November 11-13, 2011).
Your last chance this year to visit your national parks and pay no entrance fee! Come out and enjoy Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, and Natural Bridges and Hovenweep National Monuments!
September 27, 2011
2011 Canyon Country Photo Contest!
Last year's Canyon Country Photo Contest was such a success, that we're doing it again! Enter your best color photo of southestern Utah public lands or Canyons of the Ancients....
September 24, 2011
Free Entrance to National Parks on National Public Lands Day, Sept. 24th
The Southeast Utah Group of the National Park Service (Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges National Monuments) and the Bureau of Land Management are waiving entrance fees on September 24th for National Public Lands Day.
September 12, 2011
Canyonlands National Park's 47th Birthday!
Sept. 12, 2011 marks the 47th birthday of Canyonlands NP. On Sept. 12, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Public Law 88-590 establishing Canyonlands National Park, consisting of 257,640 acres and later expanded to 337,598 acres in 1971.
September 10, 2011
CNHA's Navajo Rug Auction
Discover the beauty and artistry of Navajo weaving at Moab’s first annual Navajo rug auction! Saturday, Sept. 10th, Grand Center, Moab. Appraisals 9 am-noon, Preview 10 am-noon, Auction at 1 pm. For more information, call CNHA at 1-800-840-8978
September 09, 2011
Navajo Rug Weaving Demonstration at Arches
Anita Hathale will be weaving at the Arches NP Visitor Center on Friday, Sept. 9th, from 10am to 3pm, and Saturday, Sept 10th, from 9am to 12pm.
July 28, 2011
Natural Bridges National Monument Campground To Close Temporarily for Repairs
The 13-site campground will close beginning August 10th, and will reopen on Friday afternoon, August 19. Crews will be replacing aging vault tiolets with newer "Sweet Smell" units.
July 21, 2011
FREE MIC Lecture: Arches National Park Geology Tour by Geologist Deborah Ragland
Deborah will illustrate for us the reasons why the arches are here, how they are formed, and why they collapse. Deborah A. Ragland, Ph.D. is an adjunct instructor of Geology at the University of New Mexico - Taos and a consulting geologist.
July 07, 2011
FREE MIC Lecture: In the Places of the Spirits by David Grant Noble
Writer, photographer and archaeological guide, David Grant Noble will share images and personal reflections from his new book of ancient cultural landscapes and rock art in the Southwest. Thurs. 7/7 at 7 pm. Moab Information Center, Main & Center St.
July 06, 2011
Anasazi Heritage Center (AHC) Exhibit: Plein Air Painters of the Four Corners
Come enjoy the plein air ('in the open air') paintings by regional artists from now until Sept 1st. Anasazi Heritage Center, 27501 Highway 184, Dolores, Colorado.
June 23, 2011
FREE MIC Lecture: My Canyonlands: The Adventurous Life of Kent Frost.
Chris Simon will do a presentation about her film My Canyonlands: The Adventurous Life of Kent Frost, a portrait of the last of the old time river-runners. Thurs. June 23, 7 pm. Moab Information Center, corner of Main & Center St., Moab.
June 05, 2011
Navajo Elder James Peshlakai to Speak at Anasazi Heritage Center
James Peshlakai will give a presentation on Navajo tradition at the Anasazi Heritage Center on Sunday, June 5, at 1:00 p.m. as a part of the 2011 Four Corners Lecture Series. Admission to the museum will be free throughout the day.
May 26, 2011
Free Moab Information Center Lecture: Canyons of Utah
Tom Till and Mikenna Clokey will discuss their second collaboration as father daughter team and present images from Tom’s newest book. May 26th at 7 pm. Moab Information Center, Corner of Center and Main Street.
May 26, 2011
Opening of Warner Lake and Oowah Campgrounds Delayed Due to Snow
Warner Lake and Oowah campground in the La Sal Mountains are still under 5 ft of snow and will not open for Memorial Day weekend.
May 13, 2011
White Rim Road Closed on West Side Due to Flooding on the Green River
The west side of the White Rim Road is currently impassable due to flooding in Upheaval Wash. The road has been closed to motor vehicles....
May 12, 2011
High Water Levels Predicted for Green and Colorado Rivers
Spring flooding on the Colorado and Green Rivers is likely to affect both White Rim trips and boaters.
May 12, 2011
Free Lecture at the Moab Information Center: The Cliff Dwellings Speak
Bill & Beth Sagstetter share their extensive knowledge of cliff dwellings and what we can learn as we explore these ancient sites. Moab Information Center, corner of Main and Center Street.
May 04, 2011
Injured Park Ranger Helps Eagle Get A Second Chance
On April 22, a three-year old rehabilitated bald eagle was released into the wild with the help of Utah State Park Ranger Body Young. Both the eagle and Young share a similiar story of survival.
April 28, 2011
Book Signng at Arches National Park Bookstore
Author Tom McCourt and Ray Tibbetts will sign copies of the Last of the Robbers Roost Outlaws - Moab's Bill Tibbetts, this Friday 4/29/11 from 9am-noon. And these two can conjure up tales of the old West faster than you can blink!
April 01, 2011
Moab artist Kathy Cooney has been selected as the 2011 Community Artist in the Parks.
Kathy's watercolor paintings reveal her deep love of canyon country's desert landscapes and the timeless heritage of the Four Corners area. Check her schedule....
March 31, 2011
AHC Exhibit Opening: Sacred Images: A Vision of Native American Rock Art
Vintage chromogenic prints join wilderness photographers with the storytelling and visionary power of rock art. Exhibit runs from April 1 to October 30, 2011
March 30, 2011
The Mineral Bottom Road is Now Open and Passable and Permit Applications are Being Accepted for White Rim Trips
The Mineral Bottom road is now open and passable, making a full White Rim loop possible for the first time since last August.
March 25, 2011
Changes at White Wash Sand Dunes
New signs and fences designate changes to the White Wash Sand Dunes OHV area 48 miles northwest of Moab .....
March 21, 2011
Free Entrance to Parks During National Park Week, April 16-24, 2011
Start planning your visit! The SE Utah Group of the National Park Service is joining all national parks across the country in waiving entrance fees during National Park Week (April 16-24, 2011).
March 17, 2011
Special Deals from CNHA!
Check out this amazing deal from CNHA.
March 16, 2011
Canyonlands National Park Announces New Fee for Private River Permits
Effective March 31, 2011, Canyonlands National Park will implement a new permit fee for private river trips on the Green and Colorado Rivers within the park...
March 14, 2011
Mineral Bottom Road to Reopen March 29th
Officials announced that work to repair Mineral Bottom Road has progressed more quickly than expected. The road will reopen on March 29.
January 27, 2011
Artwork on Display at the Arches National Park Visitor Center
The 2010 Community Artist, Pete Apicella, has a display of his work in the Arches National Park Visitor Center through the end of March. The visitor center is open 8am-4:30pm daily.
January 25, 2011
The National Park Service Southeast Utah Group is currently accepting applications for the 2011 Community Artist in the Parks program.
The Community Artist in the Parks program highlights the connection between local artists and the landscapes of the National Parks in SE Utah. Applications must be received by Feb. 12, 2011.
January 11, 2011
National Parks Free Entrance Weekend January 15-17, 2011
Entrance fees will be waived this weekend for Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges National Monuments.
January 06, 2011
Keith Hutcheson Exhibit at the Anasazi Heritage Center
A retrospective of Hutcheson's work (1973-2010) on exhibit through March 18, 2011. Hutcheson's work captures the light, shadow, colors and drama of southwestern landscapes.
November 24, 2010
Arches National Park Welcomes One-Millionth Visitor
Victoria Carlson of Santa Fe, NM became the park’s one-millionth visitor Saturday morning November 20th. This is the first time Arches has hit the million visitor mark.
November 03, 2010
Mineral Bottom Road Eligible for Emergency Funds to Restore Access to Federal Lands
The Federal Highway Administration informed Utah Rep. Jim Matheson that the project is eligible for federal emergency road funding, and a request for funding to repair the road has been approved.
November 01, 2010
CNHA Photo Contest Winners Announced!
Dave Manley has been selected as the winner of the 2010 CNHA Canyon Country Photo Contest!
September 23, 2010
Naturalization Ceremony Held at Arches National Park
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) welcomed 25 of America's newest U.S. citizens during a special naturalization ceremony Thursday morning at the La Sal Mountains Viewpoint in the Arches National Park.
September 07, 2010
CNHA Canyon Country Photo Contest
Here's your chance to share your best landscape photo of SE Utah (or Canyon of the Ancients National Monument)! The winning photo will appear in the 2013 Canyon Country Calendar and be featured on the CNHA website, e-newsletter and Facebook page.
August 25, 2010
Severe storms close roads
On August 19th, severe storms caused flash flooding and rock falls that blocked or washed away roads throughout the Canyonlands area. Mineral Bottom Road and roads in the Needles District are closed. Through access on the White Rim road is affected....
August 09, 2010
National Park Free Entrance Days
Arches & Canyonlands National Park and Hovenweep & Natural Bridges National Monuments join parks across the country in offering free entrance August 14-15, 2010.
July 26, 2010
Arches National Park Seeks Comments on Developing a Climbing and Canyoneering Management Plan
Arches National Park is developing a management plan for climbing and canyoneering in the park. The NPS invites the public to voice alternatives, comments, or concerns in this effort....
July 13, 2010
The Highest-Flying Image of Delicate Arch Ever!
Lieutenant Colonel Bob Behnken served as a Mission Specialist on the Space Shuttle in February of this year and took an Arches National Park Patch along for the ride.
June 29, 2010
Do You Have a National Park Experience That You Would Like To Share?
Come to the Moab Information Center on Thursday, July 1. Meet with Oh Ranger! Story Tour ambassadors and record your story in two minutes or less.
June 24, 2010
Calf Creek Recreation Area to be Closed for Improvements
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument’s Calf Creek Recreation Area, located between Escalante and Boulder just off Highway 12, will be closed for approximately 30 days starting July 6.
June 21, 2010
Sketching Workshop at Arches National Park
Sign up for this 2-hour nature sketching event on June 25th and discover your backyard National Park with hosts Suzie Garner, Professor of Art and sketchbook artist, and Park Ranger Matt Smith.
June 16, 2010
Parking Lot at Sand Dune Arch Closed for Construction
On June 21, 2010, the parking lot at the Sand Dune Arch trailhead at Arches National Park will be closed for reconstruction. The initial work phase could last for up to two months. The trail to Sand Dune Arch will remain open.
June 08, 2010
Peter Apicella selected as the 2010 Community Artist in the Parks.
The program was created in 2009 as a way to highlight the connection between local artists and the landscapes of the National Park Service Southeast Utah Group (SEUG): Arches and Canyonlands National Parks & Hovenweep & Natural Bridges National Monuments.
May 18, 2010
White Wash Sand Dunes Temporary Filming Closure May 20-27, 2010
The White Wash Sand Dunes open OHV area will be closed from May 20-27, 2010 for filming. The Ruby Ranch Road, as well as all the other roads and trails in the area will remain open for visitor use.
May 13, 2010
Public Tours in May and June at Hanksville-Burpee Dinosaur Quarry
Education personnel from the Burpee Museum will be at the Hanksville-Burpee Dinosaur Quarry to conduct guided tours for the public. Tours will run from May 27 through June 9. Guides will provide information about this important paleontological site....
May 10, 2010
Buckeye Reservoir in the La Sal Mountains will be closed to camping this year
The Buckeye Reservoir Recreation Area is scheduled to undergo some big changes this summer. Campsites will be reconstructed, a boat ramp built, new toilet facilities installed, and roads improved...
April 28, 2010
Call for Artists - 2010 Community Artist in the Parks
The National Park Service is accepting applications for the program which highlights the connection between a local artist & the landscape of Arches & Canyonlands National Parks; Hovenweep & Natural Bridges National Monuments
April 24, 2010
Sat. April 24th is Junior Ranger Day! Come join in the fun at Arches National Park
And it's free! The National Park Service is waiving entrance fees to all national parks April 17-25 for National Park Week
April 22, 2010
MIC Lecture: Bats - Masters of the Night
Free Lecture 7 pm by retired Ranger Tom Haraden. Learn more about these sophisticated, elusive and misunderstood creatures. Presentation by Retired Park Ranger Tom Haraden.
April 08, 2010
National Park Week April 17-25, 2010
Explore the stunning beauty found in your national parks and celebrate National Park Week! The National Park Service is waiving entrance fees to all national parks April 17-25, 2010...
April 02, 2010
MIC Lecture Thursday, April 8, 7pm - Wildflowers by the Season
Annual wildflower lecture by Joel Tuhy, ***In addition to the lecture, Canyonlands Field Institute (CFI) invites you to register for the day-long hike/tour on Sat, April 10. Cost is $50, Call (435) 259-7750 for more info.
March 16, 2010
CNHA Publishes a New Book: Last of the Robbers Roost Outlaws - Moab's Bill Tibbetts
An exciting tale of one man's journey in the early 1900s as a wanted man in an untamed land: his grit, his gumption and his loyalty to the land and his family. A real man, A real cowboy and a real outlaw.
March 08, 2010
Kane Gulch Ranger Station is open for the season
CNHA staff visited in the first week of March and found lots of snow. You may want to wait a couple of weeks before heading into Grand Gulch or the back country...
March 01, 2010
Horizons: Stanton Englehart Exhibit at the Anasazi Heritage Center, Dolores, CO
The show represents a variety of styles adopted by Englehart during his long career. He is best-known for his huge, luminous landscape paintings in vivid colors that evoke the inner spirit of the Four Corners and the Colorado Plateau.
March 01, 2010
How Ken Burns and Sheila Bumgarner Solved an Arches Puzzle
The exact location of the Arches Civilian Conservation Corp Camp (1939-1941) had long been lost to the winds of time....
March 01, 2010
White Wash Sand Dunes Temporary Filming Closure
The White Wash Sand Dunes open OHV area will be closed for filming for approximately one week in late May, early June 2010....
January 14, 2010
Free Concert at Arches National Park Visitor Center
The Moab Music Festival & the National Park Service invite you to attend a free concert featuring local musical favorite Christopher Layer and the Playford Trio, Saturday January 16, 2010, at 6 pm.
November 13, 2009
Water Turned Off at Little Sahara Visitor Center
The water supply at the Little Sahara Recreation Area campgrounds has been turned off for the season due to a broken water main and will remain off for the winter. Weather permitting, the water supply will be turned back on by Easter weekend.
October 20, 2009
Moab Bighorn Sheep Watch
On November 20-21, 2009, the Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) will sponsor its annual Moab Bighorn Sheep Watch. The event is free to the public. There is no pre-registration. Sheep watchers are encouraged to bring a pair of binoculars, spotting scope.
October 12, 2009
CNHA Member Events
One of the benefits of CNHA membership are invitations to CNHA events throughout the year. In early October, members enjoyed two events: the Annual Membership Hike and the Rock Art Safari. Become a member today!
September 25, 2009
Ken Burns new film - National Parks: America's Best Idea
This spectacular film will air over 6 nights starting this Sun., 9/27 on PBS. It traces the birth of the national park idea in the mid-1800s and follows its evolution for nearly 150 years.
September 22, 2009
National Public Lands Day Saturday, September 26, 2009
National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance the public lands Americans enjoy.