• 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 »

  • 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 »

Multimedia Presentations

Inside Canyonlands
Join park rangers as they explore the many features of Canyonlands. These three to five minute videos provide an in-depth look at a range of topics... all of which you're likely to experience first-hand when you visit the park.
 
Orientation Video
This 15-minute video provides an introduction to Canyonlands, exploring the area's geology, natural and cultural resources, as well as recreational opportunities.
 
Wildlife Camera
Curious about what mammals live in Canyonlands? View images taken by heat/motion sensitive cameras placed in the park's backcountry.
 
Minimum Impact Video
Whether you're biking, boating, driving or hiking, your conduct matters. This ten-minute video demonstrates proper backcountry etiquette so that you can leave the park just as you found it.
 
Boating Videos
Experience the thrill of running high water in Cataract Canyon from the comfort of your desktop. Over a dozen clips are available.
 
Stewart Udall and the Creation of Canyonlands
Download audio or video of Stewart Udall discussing the creation of Canyonlands at Grand View Point on July 26, 2006.

Did You Know?

Rapids in Cataract Canyon

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...