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 »
Laws & Policies
Four-Wheel-Drive Requirement Determination [90.7kb PDF file]
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones) Determination
A-9: Rock climbing policy (currently under review)
F-2: Fee collection procedures
H-1: Cultural site information disclosure policy (currently under review)
H-2: Collecting of park resources
H-3: Use of the Southeast Utah Group archives
L-1: Group campsite reservations
N-1: Horse and pack animal policy
N-2: Off-highway motor vehicle regulations for backcountry use
N-4: Administrative access and fee waivers for researchers
W-2: Segway Guidance
As of February 22, 2010, federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess firearms in this park. It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park. As a starting point, please visit our state’s website. Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances.
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...