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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Temporary Closures In Arches; Lake Powell Makes 'Best Of' List

Services at Arches National Park Visitor Center will be limited during a special event Friday June 6th. Access will be restricted to individuals needing to pick up their Fiery Furnace tickets and permits. Rangers encourage visitors to pick up tickets and permits the day before to avoid crowds associated with the event.

The official launch of the Arches National Park quarter will be Friday, June 6, 2014. The ceremony will take place at the Arches National Park Visitor Center at 9:00 a.m.

Devils Garden Road & Trail will be closed June 16-26.
Visitors traveling the park road will need to turn around at the Sand Dune Arch Trailhead parking lot. The Devils Garden Campground will remain open only to campers with reservations. Consider visiting before or after this closure to avoid congestion. has an interesting article naming America's most beautiful lakes, Lake Powell is on the list. Here's an excerpt and then their list.

It’s not often that humans can accidentally create something of such extraordinary natural beauty... But there’s no denying the mystical allure of this long, sinewy lake, as its warm blue waters wind through sheer red-sandstone cliffs, filling more than 90 side canyons.
  • Lake Powell, UT/AZ
  • Lake George, NY
  • Lake Santeetlah, NC
  • Yellowstone Lake, WY
  • Lake Superior, MN/MI/WI
  • Flathead Lake, MT
  • Hanging Lake, CO
  • Crater Lake, OR
  • Deer Lake, MN
  • Lake Tahoe, CA
  • Caddo Lake, TX/LA
  • Mono Lake, CA
  • Echo Lake, NH


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