• 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 the Lavender Canyon road, Colorado Overlook road, and the Salt/Horse road. The White Rim Road is impassable from Hardscrabble camp to Upheaval Bottom. Roads will be closed until repairs can be made. More »

  • Extreme Fire Danger

    Due to extremely dry conditions, fire restrictions are in effect in all national park units in Utah. 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.