Arches National Park
Canyonlands National Park
Island in the Sky
Hovenweep National Monument
Canyonlands National Park
The Needles
Natural Bridges National Monument
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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.



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

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

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

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

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.

Father and Son

Donate today as generously as you can. Thank you.

The Friends of Arches and Canyonlands Parks continues the legacy of Bates Wilson.

Blow Sand in His Soul

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