Canyonlands National Park Announces Winter Visitor Center Hours and Closure
Contact: Mary Wilson, 435-719-2140
Canyonlands National Park is open all year, but the park's visitor centers' hours of operation change with the arrival of winter.
Island in the Sky
Visitors wishing to stay overnight in the Needles backcountry this winter may obtain their backcountry permits from the park's Central Reservation Office (435-259-4351) at Park Headquarters located at 2282 S. West Resource Blvd. The Central Reservation Office is open Monday through Friday (except federal holidays), 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Advanced reservation permits can be sent via U.S. Mail or faxed with sufficient lead time. Those visitors unable to obtain their permits from the Central Reservation Office are asked to self register for their backcountry trip on the front porch of the Needles Visitor Center.
Visitor services (lodging, food, water, etc.) are not available in Canyonlands National Park. Winter visitors to the park need to be well equipped with all necessities.
Did You Know?
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...