Partial White Rim Road closure 7/7/14-7/11/14
The White Rim Road will be closed from July 7th through July 11th to allow for replacement of a large culvert under the road. The closure area is from the junction of the Shafer Trail Road and the Potash Road to Musselman Arch. More »
New backcountry requirements in effect
Hard-sided bear containers are required for backpackers in parts of the Needles District. More »
On-line Reservation of Backcountry Permits
Contact: Keri Nelson, 435-719-2143
On-line Reservations Now Available for Backcountry Permits
A new on-line permit reservation system for Canyonlands National Park is now accepting reservations for all park backcountry permits and Needles District group campsites.
To help visitors more easily plan their trips, the new system replaces the previous method of faxing or mailing reservation application forms and also offers site availability calendars.
Reservations can be made no more than four months, and no less than two days, in advance for the following backcountry permits:
Read more about park backcountry reservations or access the new reservation system here.
Did You Know?
Some of the rock art in Horseshoe Canyon was painted over 3,000 years ago. Now known as "Barrier Canyon" style rock art, it was painted by nomadic groups of hunter-gatherers that roamed throughout the southwest. More...