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

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Visitation

Year

Island in the Sky

Maze

Needles

River

Total

2012

318,520

8,517

118,386

7,529

452,952

2011

309,419

8,676

146,812

8,866

473,773

2010

297,335

6,713

123,273

8,587

435,908

2009

293,830

7,988

126,365

8,560

436,743

2008

302,794

8,681

115,747

9,445

436,667

2007

286,511

8,516

112,887

9,645

417,559

2006

259,892

7,439

114,663

10,542

392,536

2005

246,370

8,323

127,180

11,508

393,381

2004

229,331

10,976

121,780

9,619

371,706

2003

244,508

9,977

123,028

9,474

386,987

2002

221,979

8,746

126,936

9,416

367,077

2001

226,292

9,071

122,352

12,445

370,160

2000

238,666

10,982

139,087

12,823

401,558

1999

263,494

10,613

158,692

13,361

446,160

1998

253,329

9,546

160,764

12,885

436,524

1997

253,092

11,832

155,290

12,483

432,697

1996

258,006

11,212

165,122

13,187

447,527

1995

263,653

14,026

158,858

12,232

448,769

1994

234,860

14,477

170,431

10,153

429,921

1993

236,245

9,353

178,171

11,075

434,844

1992

222,605

10,529

153,286

10,491

396,911

1991

191,731

9,167

132,758

9,054

342,710

1990

151,878

11,424

111,623

7,118

282,043

1989

150,641

6,240

95,520

6,761

259,162

1988

114,728

7,606

84,020

7,863

214,217

1987

80,104

8,109

85,096

7,400

180,709

1986

78,628

7,025

84,256

7,150

177,059

1985

42,417

6,967

69,294

5,490

124,168

1984

39,793

3,161

56,297

6,395

105,646

1983

42,479

3,199

51,129

4,972

101,779

1982

44,580

3,132

43,975

6,623

98,310

1981

40,458

2,600

42,098

5,764

90,920

1980

27,748

2,540

19,248

7,429

56,965

1979

33,091

2,320

32,291

7,431

75,133

1978

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

86,307

1977

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

75,621

1976

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

80,006

1975

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

71,774

1974

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

58,988

1973

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

62,574

1972

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

60,757

1971

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

55,444

1970

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

33,360

1969

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

26,035

1968

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

26,318

1967

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

23,155

1966

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

20,234

1965

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

19,426



Did You Know?

Pinyon Pine

Pinyon pines do not produce pine nuts every year. These delicious nuts can only be harvested every three to seven years. This irregular schedule prevents animals from adapting to an abundance of pine nuts and guarantees that at least some nuts will become new pine trees instead of a quick meal. More...