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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.
  • Christmas Tree Permits Available!

    Small child with cut tree - USFS photoCut your own tree this holiday! U.S. Forest Service Christmas tree permits are available at the Moab Information Center now until December 23rd, or until they are sold out. Permits are $10 (cash or check) and good for cutting a tree on the Moab or Monticello Ranger Districts of the Manti-La Sal National Forest. Limit of 3 permits per person.

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  • Highway 211 Construction Delays
    Needles District view Road work to improve UT 211 approaching The Needles district of Canyonlands National Park will cause delays between October 15 and November 8. Expect delays of up to 20 minutes, Monday through Saturday.Read More
  • Biking in Arches National Park Beginning October 1, 2019, visitors to Southeast Utah Group parks (Arches and Canyonlands national parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges national monuments) will be allowed to use e-bikes where traditional bicycles are allowed. Bicycles and e-bikes are allowed on paved and unpaved roads that are open to the public. Bicycles and e-bikes are not allowed on any trails in the parks. There are no charging stations in the parks. Generators are not allowed in the backcountry.Read More
  • Congestion at Arches National Park entrance

    The National Park Service is hosting a public meeting on October 15, 2019 to present information about efforts to address traffic congestion and improve the visitor experience at Arches National Park. Park staff will be discussing plans to further study visitor experience, transportation alternatives and traffic patterns.
    Location: Grand Center, 182 N. 500 West, Moab, UT
    Time: 5 pm to 7 pm (overview presentation at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.)
    Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2019

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  • Arches National Park Windows Road Temporary Closure
    North Window in the Windows section of Arches National Park

    The Windows road at Arches National Park will be closed temporarily on October 1, 2019, for construction to install new vault toilets. The road will close at 5:00 a.m. on October 1 and remain closed until approximately 5:00 p.m. the same day. The closure will occur at the junction with the main park road. No vehicles, bicycles, or visitors will be able to reach the Garden of Eden, Windows, or Double Arch areas during the one-day closure.
    The main park road above Arches Visitor Center will close briefly (15-20 minutes) in the morning to allow oversize construction vehicles to safely pass through the switchbacks.

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  • Celebrate National Public Lands Day!
    CNHA staff having fun with Smokey Bear at the 2018 NPLD event

    Come celebrate National Public Lands Day at the Moab Information Center on Friday, Sept. 27th from 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm! There will be live music, treats, and tables with interpretive information and displays by MIC partners - the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and the U.S. Forest Service. At 6 pm, there will be a special presentation by Walt Dabney: History of U.S. Public Lands. The event is free! Fun for all ages! The Moab information Center is located on the corner of Main & Center St.

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  • Astronomy events - Aug. 30 & 31, 2019
    Arches Night Sky

    Join staff from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and learn about the James Webb Space Telescope! August 30th, 10 am to 3 pm at Canyonlands National Park, Island in the Sky Visitor Center and Saturday, August 31, 10 am to 3 pm at the Arches National Park Visitor Center.
    Then join guest speaker, Dr. Alex Lockwood of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and park rangers for a night of discovery and stargazing at Arches from 8 pm to 10:30 pm. This event is free.Read More

  • Arches National Park Certified as an International Dark Sky Park
    In 2019 Arches National Park was certified as an International Dark Sky Park, a place recognized for its quality night skies and a commitment to protecting and sharing natural darkness. Rangers have led regular astronomy programs and special events in the park since at least 2012. They regularly work with staff from nearby dark sky parks to offer Moab-area visitors an opportunity to explore the night sky.Read More
  • BLM Closes Some Moab Area Campgrounds for the Summer

    The Bureau of Land Management has closed a few Moab area campgrounds during the slower summer months. These campgrounds will reopen for the busy fall season on August 27th, 2019.
    • Kane Creek – Ledge A, the back part of Ledge B, Ledge C and the back part of Ledge E are closed. The rest of the Ledge campground is open.
    • SR-313 – Lone Mesa Campground is closed.
    • SR-128 – Upper Big Bend Campground is closed.
    All other Moab area BLM campgrounds will remain open. For more information, call the Moab Field Office at (435) 259-2100.

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  • Expect Construction Delays near Natural Bridges National Monument

    Road crews will be working on the Natural Bridges National Monument park entrance road and nearby highways 95 and 261, beginning June 8, 2019. Expect 15-30 minute delays. This project is expected to last for at least 6 months. Check the Natural Bridges website for more information.

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