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


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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 »

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  • Snap a Selfie with a Ranger

    Thursday, September 11, 2014

    See your "selfie" photo with a ranger on Canyonlands' Facebook page. More

  • Our Foundations

    Friday, September 12, 2014

    Learn about the beginnings of Canyonlands National Park. More

  • Who's Afraid of the Dark?

    Saturday, September 13, 2014

    Celebrate one of Canyonlands' precious resources: the night sky. More

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...