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Moab Area Public Land News

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Stay up-to-date on what’s happening with the parks and public lands in the Moab area and southeastern Utah. Check back often to stay connected with the lands you love.
  • View from Panorama Point in Arches National Park

    The National Park Service will temporarily close Panorama Point at Arches National Park beginning the week of August 13, 2018, for a construction project. The viewpoint will be closed Monday through Thursday weekly, possibly through the end of October.

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  • Cutthroat Unit at Hovenweep National Monument Due to physical security issues related to the access of the Cutthroat Unit at Hovenweep National Monument, the unit has been closed temporarily to public access. For more information, contact the Park: (970) 562-4282 ext. 10.Read More
  • Arches entrance traffic cam

    Arches National Park continues to work on a Traffic Congestion Management Plan (TCMP) to address vehicle traffic and parking congestion problems that affect visitor access, visitor enjoyment, and resource conditions. The TCMP proposes a reservation system for entrance during high-visitation season and peak visitation hours.Read More

  • SE Utah Fire Restrictions increased Southeastern Utah is experiencing hazardous fire conditions due to prolonged drought and extremely dry vegetation. Weather forecasts and wildland fire prediction models point to increased fire danger. As a result, fire restrictions have been increased by all public land agencies. Among the restrictions are that no campfires (wood or charcoal) anywhere including designated campgrounds, but liquid fuel stoves using petroleum or liquid propane gas (LPG) products will still be allowedRead More
  • Corona Arch - Photo by Bob Wick BLM

    U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke recently designated 19 national recreation trails in 17 states including the Corona Arch Trail, managed by the Bureau of Land Management Utah, near Moab, Utah. “By designating these new national trails, we acknowledge the efforts of local communities to provide outdoor recreational opportunities that can be enjoyed by everyone,” said Secretary Zinke. “

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  • Delicate Arch in Arches National Park

    A National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 1.5 million visitors to Arches National Park in 2017 spent $182 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 2,869 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $241 million. The same report shows the 742,000 visitors to Canyonlands National Park spent $44 million, supported 640 local jobs, and produced $52 million in cumulative benefit to the local economy.

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  • Hanksville-Burpee Dinosaur Quarry

    Burpee Museum Education Staff will lead tours of the excavations at the Hanksville-Burpee Dinosaur Quarry on May 21 - 26, and June 4 - 9, at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm each day. The focus will be on introducing youth to an active dinosaur excavation site, the geology of the area, and paleontology of the latest Jurassic period of Utah. Tour group size is limited to 25 people on a first come, first served basis.

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  • Your Fee Dollars at Work

    In response to public comments on a fee proposal released in October 2017, the National Park Service announces a modest increase in entrance fees at 117 national parks. The additional revenue will be used to address the $11.6 billion in deferred maintenance across the park system. On June 1, 2018, fees at Arches & Canyonlands National Parks will increase to: Annual Pass: $55; Per Vehicle: $30; Per Person (walk-in): $15; Motorcycle: $25.

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  • Natural Bridges National Monument Entrance and campground fees at Natural Bridges National Monument and camping fees at Hovenweep National Monument will increase on April 1, 2018. Entrance fees for Natural Bridges will be $15 per vehicle, $10 for motorcycles, and $7 for entrance by foot or bike.Read More
  • Corona Arch - BLM photo

    An Idaho man inscribed graffiti into Corona Arch, located outside Moab, Utah, and then posted a photo of it online. Thanks to eyewitnesses who reported his action, the man was identified. He has since apologized but may face charges for the act.

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