national parks


After filing government paperwork and months of waiting, Southern Utah University has officially trademarked itself as the University of the Parks.

Alyssa Robinson

A collection of landscape paintings featuring national parks and other areas around Cedar City is expanding.


The National Parks Service celebrates 101 years as an organization Friday. The NPS manages 78 of the country's national monuments, along with 58 parks. Visitation at these parks and monuments is up, and so is the interest in finding unique ways to house travelers. 

Utah Department of Transportation


It’s Summertime! The kids are out of school and life slows down for some of us and speeds up for others. Trips to favorite vacation spots and into the backcountry ramp up. Today on Access Utah, we came together as a UPR community to share ideas for summertime trips, activities, traditions and stories.

A new National Park app is available for Apple and Android mobile devices that includes some of Utah’s national parks. 

Off-Trail Visitors Stick Together

Jan 27, 2016

Visitors to national parks and forests often leave designated trails, despite signs and rangers telling them not to. Utah State University scientists used GPS technology to follow visitors off-trail and assess their impacts.

Support for Public Lands Survey Released

Jan 11, 2016

Colorado College released its annual Conservation in the West poll that revealed strong public support for efforts to protect and maintain national public lands.