I don’t usually post on the weekends but I wanted to get this information out as quickly as possible.
Mineral Bottom Road to Re-open March 29, 2011
As many of you know, Mineral Bottom Road was badly damaged last year in a torrential thunderstorm. It has been closed for several months and under repair for the last few weeks. Work is progressing quicker than expected and Mineral Bottom Road will re-open on March 29, 2011. Go ahead and start planning those White Rim trips!
Canyonlands National Park Temporarily Requires New Day Use Permits
From March 1 to May 31, 2011, day use permits are required for users of the Shafer Trail, and sections of the White Rim and Potash Road that are within Canyonlands NP. Until now these areas have been open to day use without a permit requirement. The permits are free and can be obtained at the Arches NP or Canyonlands: Island in the Sky NP Visitor Centers, the Moab Information Center (Center & Main St. in Moab) and the NPS headquarters located at 2282 S. West Resource Blvd. Learn more about the day use permits at the Canyonlands National Park website.