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Heavy snowpack high in the Colorado Basin is starting to come down, and that's creating problems in Canyonlands National Park, where flooding from the Green River has closed a portion of the White Rim Road.
To help encourage folks to get out and enjoy National Great Outdoors Month in June, a wide array of campgrounds across the country, many close to national parks, are offering a 20 percent discount on camping fees.
Climate change is leading to a sizeable decrease in stream flows in the major river basins of the Southwest, declines that could impact recreation and wildlife in national parks such as Arches, Canyonlands, and Big Bend, according to an Interior Department report.
It soon will be a bit easier to get to Moab, Utah, the jumping off point for Arches and Canyonlands national parks if you prefer to fly there.