Some unpaved roads are closed
Recent rains have caused extensive damage to the Lavender Canyon road, Colorado Overlook road, and the Salt/Horse road. The White Rim Road is impassable from Hardscrabble camp to Upheaval Bottom. Roads will be closed until repairs can be made. More »
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?
The dirt is alive! A living crust called "Biological Soil Crust" covers much of Canyonlands and the surrounding area. Composed of algae, lichens and bacteria, this crust provides a secure foundation for desert plants. Please stay on roads and trails to avoid trampling this important resource. More...