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


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  • 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 »

Your Dollars At Work

improved sidewalk at Island in the Sky Visitor Center

Improved sidewalks and curbs at Island in the Sky Visitor Center

The entrance fees you pay when visiting Canyonlands make a difference! We participate in the Congressionally-authorized Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. Under this program, parks keep 80% of all fees collected and use that money to fund important projects that improve visitor services and protect resources for current and future generations to enjoy.

At Canyonlands, your fees allow us to complete important projects like:
  • replace sidewalks at Island in the Sky Visitor Center,
  • build wind screens around vault toilets on the White Rim Road,
  • perform ongoing trail work at Needles, Island in the Sky, and the Maze,
  • maintain park roads with patching, chipseal, drainage, and erosion control,
  • improve accessibility for people with disabilities,
  • increase monitoring and mitigation of park resources, and
  • make needed utility systems repairs.
For more information about ongoing and completed projects using your fee dollars, check out the photo album called "Your Fee Dollars At Work" on Canyonlands' Facebook page.

Did You Know?

Desert Bighorn Sheep

Desert bighorn sheep live year-round in Canyonlands. These animals make their home along the rivers, negotiating the steep, rocky talus slopes with ease. Once in danger of becoming extinct, desert bighorns are making a tentative comeback thanks to the healthy herds in Canyonlands. More...