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Friends of Arches and Canyonlands Parks connect people to place in ways that continue Bates Wilson's values of exploration, collaboration, and stewardship of our Southeast Utah National Parks and Monuments.

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Connect

We connect people with the pristine beauty of Southeast Utah's National Parks and Monuments.

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Collaborate

We collaborate with our partners, the National Park Service, the local community, and the visitors to the parks!

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Stewardship

We work to protect and preserve the natural landscapes and cultural heritage of Southeast Utah's National Parks and Monuments.

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Explore

Come, explore Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges National Monuments!

Blow Sand in His Soul

Known as the “Father of Canyonlands,” Bates Wilson’s biography is now available for purchase.

Why Support the Friends?

  • Funding for the Parks has been drastically reduced

  • Southeast Utah Park visitation is increasing every year

  • Financial support is needed to provide ongoing stewardship and educational programs in Parks

  • Donations to the Friends directly help the Parks.

Help secure a positive future for Southeast Utah’s National Parks and Monuments.

Donate today as generously as you can.

Thank you.