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.Read More
Where to Go
Discover the destinations Canyonlands has to offer. From scenic overlooks to remote canyons, a lifetime of exploration awaits you.Read More
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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.Read More
Art on the Rocks
Catch the Community Artist in the Parks during your park visit to see art created from wild nature.Read More
These short videos dig into a range of topics... many of which you're likely to experience first-hand when you visit the park.Read More
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.Read More
Did You Know?
The common raven displays abilities to play and problem-solve rare among animals. This member of the crow family is also very vocal, using a variety of sounds for communication. Perhaps because of these qualities, ravens have achieved a certain stature in both European and Native American folklore. More...