Flood Closure Notice

FYI from our Canyonlands Backcountry Reservation Office…..it is that time of year again….wanted you to know.


Mary M. Wilson
Chief of Interpretation and Visitor Services
Arches and Canyonlands National Parks

ALERT: As of today May 15, 2017, the west side of the White Rim Road between the Potato Bottom and Labyrinth campsites is impassable due to flooding by the Green River during spring run-off. Parties traveling around the White Rim from the east side will not be able to exit the park via Mineral Bottom. We do not know how long it will remain impassable. If your trip has you entering or exiting through this area, please plan accordingly.

It is imperative that you determine current road and river conditions immediately prior to your trip start date in person at the Island in the Sky Visitor Center or by phone (435) 259-4712. Or you may contact the park Backcountry Office at canyres@nps.gov. It may be possible to change your trip itinerary if other sites are available.

The current flow on the Green River is 20,000 cfs and will most likely remain flooded at levels as low as 14,000 cfs.