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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Features

Where to Go

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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Backcountry Permit Reservations

Backcountry Permit Reservations

Ready to book a 2015 backcountry permit? Visit canypermits.nps.gov to check availability and reserve your dates.

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Art on the Rocks

Art on the Rocks

Catch the Community Artist in the Parks during your park visit to see art created from wild nature.

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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 & Live

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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