• 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 »

A "Candy-Land" of Learning

Want to explore a rainbow of rocks, discover amazing desert animals, or raft a wild river? Canyonlands offers diverse learning adventures for your students, both near and far.

Download lesson plans to bring Canyonlands into your classroom or plan your own field trip to the park.

Outdoor classroom at Mesa Arch