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 »
Safety in Bear Country
Black bears have been seen in the Needles, Maze, and along the Colorado River. Be alert and store food and garbage properly: in hard-sided, latched containers (or your vehicle) when not being prepared or consumed. 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?
Lizards, including the colorful collared lizard, are one of the most frequently seen animals in Canyonlands. When not chasing flies or basking in the sun, they are often seen doing what appears to be push-ups. Scientists believe this and other behaviors signal dominance and facilitate courtship.