• 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 »

  • New backcountry requirements in effect

    Hard-sided bear containers are required for backpackers in parts of the Needles District. More »

Interactive Geologic Atlas

Learn more about the park's geology with a module developed by the Interactive Geology Project at the University of Colorado, Boulder. This module uses animations and graphics to display how the Canyonlands landscape evolved over millions of years

This module is bundled in .zip archive. Once downloaded and unpacked, it requires Flash Player to run.

Download Geologic Atlas [4.5 MB .zip file]

Did You Know?

Rapids in Cataract Canyon

The highest recently recorded flow in Cataract Canyon is 114,900 cfs in 1984. However, scientists dating driftwood piles estimate that in 1884, the river may have reached 225,000 cfs. More...