As an isolated “sky island” surrounded on all sides by semiarid, low-elevation, canyon dissected terrain, the La Sal Mountains, southeast of Moab, are truly unique in the region. In fact, the high peaks and ridgelines above treeline support one of the few true alpine communities on the Colorado Plateau.
Long-term Research Helps Park Understand Rare Plant Chapin Mesa milkvetch is an endemic plant species found on Chapin Mesa and nearby Park Mesa. The park along with the Colorado Natural Heritage Program (CNHP) has been studying this plant species since 2001. In 2019 the high amount of winter precipitation provided us a good opportunity to […]
Flagstaff, AZ – The Flagstaff Area National Monuments (Walnut Canyon, Sunset Crater Volcano, and Wupatki) are announcing additional modifications to operations in response to guidance from the Coconino County Health Department. The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners is our number one priority. The National Park Service (NPS) is working service-wide […]