• 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 the Lavender Canyon road, Colorado Overlook road, and the Salt/Horse road. The White Rim Road is impassable from Hardscrabble camp to Upheaval Bottom. Roads will be closed until repairs can be made. More »

  • Extreme Fire Danger

    Due to extremely dry conditions, fire restrictions are in effect in all national park units in Utah. 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?

Common Raven

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...