Utah National Parks

Arches Turns 87 and Feels Some Growing Pains

Apr 13, 2016
National Park Service Photo

Arches National Park celebrated its birthday this week. This year is shaping up to be a memorable and exhaustive one for the park.

Mr.TinDCn via Creative Commons

National parks in Utah are reporting less trash in their bins thanks to bans on selling bottled drinks within the parks.

Jacob B. Frank / National Park Service

Utah legislators want the federal government to reimburse the state for the money it spent keeping open its national parks during the government shutdown of 2013.

Roger N. Clark

A saying in Utah’s national parks holds that “half the park is in the dark,” and on Monday Canyonlands National Park announced it has received new recognition for its darker half.

Jacob B. Frank / National Park Service

State air-quality officials have updated plans to clean up haze in the skies around Utah’s national parks, and they’re sending it to federal regulators for their approval over the objections of environmental advocates.

National Park Visits Down in 2013

Jul 25, 2014
Brian Grimmett

A new report from the National Park Service shows that fewer people visited Utah’s National Parks in 2013 compared to 2012.

Utah Symphony to Tour the Mighty 5

Apr 15, 2014
Andrea Smardon

The Utah Symphony and Opera will be taking their show on the road this summer, pairing live classical music with Utah’s natural landscape. In a new partnership with the Office of Tourism, the Symphony announced Tuesday it will be offering free open-air concerts at Utah’s Mighty 5 national parks this August.

Jewell at Weber State: Bring Youth Back

Mar 6, 2014
U.S. Department of the Interior

  Interior Secretary Sally Jewell told students at Weber State University today she wants to get more young people involved in the outdoors.  She was the keynote speaker at Weber State’s Sustainability Summit.

Jewell says recent budget cuts and the government shutdown really hurt the National Park Service and other agencies in her department.

Utah's National Parks Reopening

Oct 11, 2013
Dan Bammes

Utah’s national parks are re-opening today and they should be back in full operation by tomorrow morning, and Governor Gary Herbert hopes the state can save at least part of its peak tourist season.