Timed Entry Ticket Required at Arches
To enter the park from April 3 through October 3, 2022, visitors will need three things:
- Timed Entry Ticket
- Photo ID
- Park Entrance Fee OR valid Park Pass (includes Annual, Senior, Access, Military, 4th Grade, or Volunteer passes). See all qualifying Entrance Fees and Passes.
Ticketed entry will run from 6 am to 5 pm daily.
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Timed Entry Tickets will not be required for those with camping, backcountry, Fiery Furnace, or special use permits; nor those with concessions contracts, commercial use authorizations, or academic fee waivers.
MIC Resumes Full Lecture Series
Moab Information Center 2022 Lecture Series
Canyonlands Natural History Association (CNHA)
Thursdays @ 5:00 p.m.
Date: April 21
Presenter: Joel Tuhy
Title: Wildflowers by the Numbers
In 2011 we saw Wildflowers by the Letter. Now in 2022, we will see Wildflowers by the Numbers – i.e., flower or plant parts that each have a specific “Count”: One of something, Two of something, Three of something, etc. Join us and see for yourself!
Date: May 5
Presenter: Robert Anderson
Title: Soundscapes: How Noise Pollution Influences Wildlife Patterns and Visitor Experience Within Canyonlands NP
Beep Beep Beep! Tweet tweet! Sounds are all around us and play an important role in our experience with the landscape. The National Park Service is beginning to understand the relationship between sound and the inherent resources within the park. By preserving the natural sound we all can enjoy our national wonders a little more.
Date: May 11
Presenter: Lisa Horstman
Title: Torrey in the Land of Arches
Special Wednesday Lecture! Join author and illustrator, Lisa Horstman, for an evening of intrigue and imagination as she tells us the story of developing the characters in her book “Torrey in the Land of Arches”. Lisa is in town working on a companion book for Canyonlands. Stay tuned….
Date: May 26
Presenter: Walt Dabney
Title: Public Lands: Where, Why and How?
Join former National Park Superintendent Walt Dabney for answers to these questions and more: Where did our Public Lands come from? What was the effect of the Homestead Act and the Railroad Act? How were National Parks and Forests established? Why are these lands held “in common”, so important to us today? Past and current public lands issues are addressed in this hour-long presentation. Questions and discussion time to follow.
Manti La Sal History & Culture
Did you know one of the peaks of the La Sal Mountains is named after District Ranger Rudolph E. Mellenthin?
Ranger Mellenthin was killed in the line of duty on August 23, 1918, after tracking and confronting an army deserter with two San Juan County deputies at Pine Bluff in the La Sal National Forest.
He joined the Forest Service on August 1, 1909, and was assigned to the Moab District on the La Sal National Forest where he served until his death at the age of 34.
Before his time with the Forest Service, Ranger Mellenthin had served with the German army. He was survived by his wife and children and is buried in Grand Valley Cemetery, Moab, Utah.
Ranger Mellenthin’s name is on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington DC.
Recreating on Cedar Mesa and Bears Ears
Overnight Backpacking and Moon House Permits
The Kane Gulch Ranger Station will be open in a limited capacity for the 2022 spring season (3/1/22 to 6/15/22) from 8 am – 12 pm.
All Cedar Mesa overnight backpacking and Moon House permits are available online 90 days in advance of the entry date, including the permits that are typically held for walk-in visitors at Kane Gulch Ranger Station on the morning of entry.
The requirement to pick up your reserved permit in person at Kane Gulch Ranger Station has been suspended.
Your permit will be emailed to you by BLM Monticello Field Office Staff. Reserve your permits in advance at www.recreation.gov.
For more information on Moon House and Backpacking or Day Use Passes click here. (PDF – 168 kb)
Where are backpacking permits required?
- Grand Gulch and all its tributary canyons:
- Kane Gulch
- Bullet Canyon
- Collins Canyon
- Government Trails
- Shieks Canyon
- Todie Canyon…
- Slickhorn Canyon
- Fish and Owl Canyons
- Lime Creek
- Road Canyon
- North and South Forks of Mule Canyon
This is an excerpt from the Canyonlands Natural History Association’s Member Newsletter. To find out more about CNHA and how to get your own copy delivered, visit the Canyonlands Natural History Association website.