Basic Information

a man stands at a viewpoint overlooking canyons in the distance
Taking in the view at Grand View Point

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Welcome to Canyonlands

Timed entry reservations are not required to enter Canyonlands National Park.



Canyonlands National Park is open year-round. Canyonlands is Utah's largest national park, with 337,598 acres of land and water ready to be explored. The Green and Colorado rivers split the park into three major districts: Island in the Sky, The Needles, and The Maze.

There are no roads within the park that cross the rivers to directly link any of Canyonlands' districts. Though they may appear close on a map, traveling between districts requires two to six hours by car. Most people find it impractical to visit more than one or two districts in a single trip.

Canyonlands is a remote area with few services. You should plan on bringing everything you'll need during your trip. Check this page for the basic information about the park.

Operating Hours & Seasons
The park is open 24 hours a day, year-round, but some facilities may close during the winter season.

Fees & Passes
What fees should I expect?

Current Conditions
Check here for details on current park conditions, including four-wheel-drive roads.

Permits & Reservations
Some activities, like backcountry travel, river trips, commercial filming, and special events require a permit.

The weather can change quickly. You should be prepared for a variety of conditions. Check here for information on what weather you should expect.

Pets are welcome in the park, but there are limits on where you can take them.

Goods & Services
You won't find many services here; it's best to bring what you'll need for your visit.

Last updated: March 15, 2023

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2282 Resource Blvd.
Moab, UT 84532



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