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

    Canyonlands

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Activities

photo: Hikers on the trail to Chesler Park
Hikers on the trail to Chesler Park
NPS Photo by Neal Herbert
 

Most visits to Canyonlands involve hiking, biking, boating or four-wheel driving in the park's backcountry. Overnight trips are common. For day trips, the Island in the Sky is the most accessible district, offering expansive views from many overlooks along the paved scenic drive, as well as several short hiking trails.

Follow the links below to read more about each activity and start planning your visit today.

Did You Know?

Detail of the Great Gallery pictograph panel

Some of the rock art in Horseshoe Canyon was painted over 3,000 years ago. Now known as "Barrier Canyon" style rock art, it was painted by nomadic groups of hunter-gatherers that roamed throughout the southwest. More...