Canyonlands invites you to explore a wilderness of countless canyons and fantastically formed buttes carved by the Colorado River and its tributaries. Rivers divide the park into four districts: Island in the Sky, The Needles, The Maze, and the rivers themselves. These areas share a primitive desert atmosphere, but each offers different opportunities for sightseeing and adventure. Read More
A lifetime of exploration awaits you.
Visiting in Winter
Canyonlands is open year-round, but services are reduced in winter. Conditions can change rapidly; trails may be slippery when snowy or icy.
Support the Parks
Parks thrive on partnerships. There are many ways you can support the park from shopping in the bookstore to joining the friends group.
Places to Go
Learn about the districts of Canyonlands National Park.
Explore the Backcountry
You can explore Canyonlands on foot, horseback, mountain bike, and four-wheel drive. Many of these activites require a permit.
Eating and Sleeping
There are two campgrounds at Canyonlands, but there are no lodging or dining facilities. Check here for all your options.
Hydration is essential in the desert, even in winter. Drink 1 gallon (4 L) of water per day. There are few places to get water in the park.
What's happening at Canyonlands? Check here for information on hours, camping, road and trail conditions, and special events.
Saving the Dark
Canyonlands preserves the spectacular night sky thanks to low light pollution and excellent air quality.
Last updated: December 7, 2018