• Spires of Cedar Mesa sandstone in Chesler Park (Needles District)


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  • Some unpaved roads are closed

    Recent rains have caused extensive damage to some roads in the Needles District and some of the roads into the Maze District. More »

  • Safety in Bear Country

    Black bears have been seen in the Needles, Maze, and along the Colorado River. Be alert and store food and garbage properly: in hard-sided, latched containers (or your vehicle) when not being prepared or consumed. More »

  • New backcountry requirements in effect

    Hard-sided bear containers are required for backpackers in parts of the Needles District. More »

Parks as Classrooms

Curriculum Materials

Bring red rock country to your 1st - 6th grade students with these field trips and lesson plans. Topics are taken from the 2003 Utah State Science Core Curriculum guidelines and correlated to the National Science Standards.

Field Trips

Find resources for planning your own field trip to Canyonlands, including fee waiver forms, park and campground information, and more.