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

    Canyonlands

    National Park Utah

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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 »

  • New backcountry requirements in effect

    Hard-sided bear containers are required for backpackers in parts of the Needles District. More »

Photos & Multimedia

Multimedia Presentations
Join rangers for in-depth programs on many aspects of the park, watch boaters confront the whitewater of Cataract Canyon, learn how to minimize your impact when you visit the park, and much more.
 
Photo Gallery
View pictures from the park's photo collection and download royalty-free, high-resolution images.
 
Virtual Tours
Wondering what it's like to stand on the cliff edge at Mesa Arch? Experience at least part of the thrill of that location and many others in our collection of 360-degree panoramas.
 
Webcam
View from the Island in the Sky Visitor Center, looking east. This camera is maintained offsite by the United States Geological Survey as part of a dust monitoring project.

Did You Know?

Kangaroo Rat

One animal uniquely adapted to life in the desert is the kangaroo rat. This rat lives its entire life consuming nothing but plant matter. Its body produces water by metabolizing the food it eats. More...