free fees on the horizon
Two fine companions
Mighty 5 and Veteran's Day Weekend. Veterans' Day Weekend has been designated as Fee Free Days
during Utah November 9 - 11, 2013.
This applies to entrance fees only. Fees for camping and tour reservations will
still be charged. ’s Mighty 5
is a focus of the Utah Office of Tourism to feature southern Utah ’s
five National Parks: Utah , Bryce,
Capitol Reef, Arches and Zion . Canyonlands National
Sequester cuts shall not be readily apparent to the public visiting the Mighty 5’s Arches and Canyonlands National Parks of Moab, Utah, superintendent Kate Cannon assures. The Southeastern Park Service Unit has been conscientious of budget for a number of years. The Superintendent of this region has run a trim program. The practice to redistribute duties to cover the Southeastern Unit of Bridges National Monument, Hovenweep National Monument, Arches National Park and the three districts of Canyonlands, rather than immediately refilling positions has been one strategy to cut the required 5% mandated by Washington D.C.
For more value in Arches and
, join the 2013 Artist
in the Park, Sarah Hamingson, from April through November as she mingles with
visitors at view points, sharing her love of pastels. Don’t be surprised if she
hands out paper and colors to share the inspiration of a park view. Most of
April Artist in the Park dates are organized to meet in Canyonlands
National Parks . Arches
Island in the Sky District of
Canyonlands National Park is the most convenient to visit from the
area and in conjunction with an Moab visit. Daily Geology
presentations are provided at the Grand View Point at and .
A short Ranger lead talk is offered at the visitor center daily too. Arches
Can't make it in November? Stop by August 25th for Park Service's Birthday or National Public Lands Day September 28th. In fact, help clean up the graffiti on some of the trails in Arches National Park! Meet at 9 am at the Arches National Park Visitor Center. Bring a lunch, sunscreen, water bottle and gloves. Breakfast, snacks, water and supplies will be provided. Plan to volunteer through 4 PM and give back to the park in this generous contribution of your time.