A lifetime of exploration awaits you

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: the 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.

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Current Conditions

What's happening at Canyonlands? Check here for information on hours, camping, road and trail conditions, and special events.

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Backcountry Permit Reservations

Ready to book a 2016 backcountry permit? Visit canypermits.nps.gov to check availability and reserve your dates.

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Know Before You Go

It is your responsibility to know park regulations when you visit.

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Where to Go

Discover the destinations Canyonlands has to offer. From scenic overlooks to remote canyons, a lifetime of exploration awaits you.

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Inside Canyonlands

Inside Canyonlands

These short videos dig into a range of topics... many of which you're likely to experience first-hand when you visit the park.

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Take Two and Live

Carry & drink 2 qts (2 L) of water for any hike, and at least 1 gallon (4 L) each day. Refill bottles at visitor centers or Squaw Flat Campground.

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Meet our new Friends

Meet our Friends

The Bates Wilson Legacy Fund honors our first superintendent and provides direct support to the National Parks and Monuments of southeast Utah.

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Stay Connected

Join Canyonlands on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr or YouTube and share your park experiences with us and our growing online community.

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Canyon Country Outdoor Education instructor


Canyon Country Outdoor Education connects K-6 students from Grand and San Juan counties with the national parks in their backyards.

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