Active Advisories & Alerts In Effect

The following advisories and alerts are in effect to help visitors plan and prepare for their next adventure.

Flash Flooding

Flash floods are exactly what the name suggests: floods that happen in a flash! Flash floods generally develop within 6 hours of the immediate cause. Causes of flash flooding include heavy rain, ice or debris jams, and levee or dam failure. These floods exhibit a rapid rise of water over low-lying areas. In some cases, flooding may even occur well away from where heavy rain initially fell. This is especially common in the western United States where low lying areas may be very dry one minute, and filled with rushing water from upstream the next. For more flash flood information on the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and other popular areas of interest visit Printable Forecasts ( (Reference Flood Related Hazards (

Flash flood at Buckskin Gulch Trailhead on July 15, 2021.

Fire Restrictions

Updated Aug. 27, 2021 - Fire restrictions have been lifted for the following public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management in the Paria River District (Kane and Garfield Counties). 

For more information about fire restriction status in other Utah counties or to read the fire prevention order in its entirety, visit Utah - Fire Restrictions | Bureau of Land Management (

High Heat Risk Advisory

Heat affects everyone differently. Visit National Weather Service Experimental HeatRisk forecast to identify potential heat risks in the Seven-Day Forecast. Current printable weather forecasts for Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and other popular areas of interest are available at Printable Forecasts ( Visit the GSENM-KFO Weather Kiosk to plan ahead and find more information about:

  • Current conditions in the area
  • 5-Day Weather Forecast
  • Sunrise & Sunset | Moonrise & Moonset Information
  • Current Weather Radar
  • Severe Weather Warnings and Advisories

Last Update

Sat, 08/28/2021 - 5:48 pm MDT


Fri, 06/11/2021 - 1:12 pm MDT


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