Canyonlands welcomes people with disabilities. The information about specific facilities and services provided below may help you better plan your visit. If a particular service or issue is not mentioned below, such as alternate formats for print materials, audio description, assistive listening, captions, or physical access to particular facilities, programs or services, please contact us.
U.S citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities qualify for the Interagency Access Pass, which provides free or discounted access to over 2,000 Federal recreation sites.
The following facilities and destinations are ADA-compliant:
Island in the Sky
Deaf/Hearing Loss Accessibility
For visitors with hearing impairments, a variety of publications may be obtained at the district visitor centers, where closed captioning is available for audio-visual programs on request. Wayside exhibits with illustrations and text on natural and cultural features are situated throughout the Island in the Sky and Needles Districts and in the visitor centers.
Blind/Low Vision Accessibility
Visitor center exhibits include audio recordings and tactile models, rock samples, and maps that may be touched. An audio tour of the park's scenic road is available for purchase or rental at the bookstore. Recorded descriptions of exhibits or waysides are not available.
Service animals are allowed in national parks. For a definition of a service animal, please visit www.ada.gov/service_animals_2010.htm.
Service animals are permitted everywhere in Canyonlands. Owners are encouraged to identify their working service animal, such as with a vest. Identification is not required, but helps prevent unwarranted "dog on trail" complaints from other visitors. There are no plastic bags provided at trailheads for waste products, so please bring your own.
Caution! The desert can be deadly for pets. Car temperatures rise quickly in the sun, even on cool days. Your pet can easily die of heat exhaustion. If you are leaving a pet in a car, crack the windows as much as possible and leave water to drink. We recommend you not leave pets in the car at all when the outside temperature exceeds 68 degrees, even with the windows cracked.
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...