Alerts & Conditions


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Canyonlands National Park

The park is generally open year-round, 24 hours a day.

Each district of Canyonlands has its own visitor center or ranger station. Hours vary by season.

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NPS/Sierra Coon


Between March and November, particularly on busy holiday weekends, you may experience long lines at the entrance road, and parking lots at popular trailheads and viewpoints are often full.

The following holidays and weekends are especially busy:

  • The weeks surrounding Easter (Dates vary),
  • Memorial Day (last Monday in May),
  • Labor Day (first Monday in September),
  • Utah Education Association break (Dates vary. Usually third weekend in October)

Check traffic conditions outside the park on the Utah Department of Transportation Traffic Site.

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Road Conditions

Four-wheel-drive roads in Canyonlands range in difficulty from intermediate to extremely technical.

Rain and snow can quickly change unpaved roads to four-wheel-drive condition or make them impassable. Check current road conditions.

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NPS/Sheena Harper


Developed campgrounds at Island in the Sky and The Needles are open year-round. Sites at Island in the Sky are first-come, first-served. Some sites at The Needles are available for reservation. During spring and fall, the campgrounds usually fill early. Read more about camping in and around Canyonlands.

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NPS/Kirsten Kearse

Ranger Programs

National park rangers and volunteer interns offer various programs spring through fall. Check at park visitor centers for schedules. You can also check the calendar for special events and activities.


Park News

Looking for more information about what is happening at Canyonlands? Check out our latest News Releases or connect with us through social media. We're on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr.

Last updated: March 4, 2024

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Moab, UT 84532



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