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

    Canyonlands

    National Park Utah

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Park Statistics

Gross Area
337,598 acres
527 square miles
1,365 square kilometers

Visitation
Total Recreation Visits for 2012 - 452,952
Total Recreation Visits for 2011 - 473,773
Total Recreation Visits for 2010 - 435,908
Total Recreation Visits for 2009 - 436,241
Total Recreation Visits for 2008 - 436,715
Total Recreation Visits for 2007 - 417,558
Total Recreation Visits for 2006 - 392,536
Total Recreation Visits for 2005 - 391,441
Total Recreation Visits for 2004 - 378,729
Total Recreation Visits for 2003 - 378,001
Total Recreation Visits for 2002 - 366,865
Total Recreation Visits for 2001 - 368,950
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Annual Budget
(FY = fiscal year)
FY 2012 - $6,270,000
FY 2011 - $6,797,000
FY 2010 - $6,797,000
FY 2009 - $6,456,000
FY 2008 - $6,173,000
FY 2007 - $5,552,000
FY 2006 - $5,421,000
FY 2005 - $5,294,000
FY 2004 - $5,334,000
FY 2003 - $5,353,000
FY 2002 - $5,163,000
FY 2001 - $4,940,000
FY 2000 - $4,827,000
FY 1999 - $4,678,000

Designation
Canyonlands National Park, September 12, 1964
Public Law 88-590 signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson

Highest Point
Cathedral Point (Needles District) - 7120ft/2170m

Lowest Point
Big Drop Rapids (Colorado River) - 3700ft/1128m

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