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 »
New Fees for Backcountry Permits
Contact: Reservation Office, 435-259-4351
On July 9, 2012, Canyonlands will begin accepting backcountry reservations for the 2013 season. Also at this time, new fees will go into effect for all backcountry permits including:
Backpacking - $30
Per person fees for river trips and group campsites remain unchanged.
All revenue from the sale of these permits is used to recover the costs associated with providing the permits and protecting park resources including: equipment, supplies, software upgrades, reservation office employees and backcountry rangers.
For further information, contact the Reservation Office at (435) 259-4351.
Did You Know?
The highest recently recorded flow in Cataract Canyon is 114,900 cfs in 1984. However, scientists dating driftwood piles estimate that in 1884, the river may have reached 225,000 cfs. More...