• Spires of Cedar Mesa sandstone in Chesler Park (Needles District)


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  • Extreme Fire Danger

    Due to extremely dry conditions, fire restrictions are in effect in all national park units in Utah. 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?

Juniper Berries

The Utah juniper, one of the most common trees in the southwest, has the ability to self-prune. During droughts, these trees will cut off fluids from one or more branches so that the rest of the tree can survive. More...