"That in order to preserve an area in the State of Utah possessing superlative scenic, scientific, and archeologic features for the inspiration, benefit and use of the public, there is hereby established the Canyonlands National Park..."
This passage from the public law passed by Congress in 1964 set aside a remarkable landscape containing much of the Colorado and Green River basins around their confluence. Many documents guide the management of this area. The ones available here are intended to publicize management plans and demonstrate how park operations are structured toward achieving the NPS mission.
Long-Range Interpretive Plan
Backcountry Management Plan
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...