• 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 »

Float Times & Distances

Colorado River

Start to Finish Launch Fee?*

Miles

Days

Moab Ramp to the Confluence

no

63

3 to 4

Potash Ramp to the Confluence

no

48

2 to 3



Green River

Green River State Park to the Confluence

yes

122

6 to 9

Crystal Geyser to
the Confluence

no

118

6 to 9

Ruby Ranch to the Confluence

yes

99

5 to 8

Mineral Bottom to the Confluence

no

54

3 to 4



Cataract Canyon

Confluence to Hite Marina

-

47

2 to 3



* Some launch locations outside of Canyonlands charge land use fees which are separate from the park's permit fees.

Did You Know?

Spanish Bottom on the Colorado River

At Spanish Bottom on the Colorado River, scientists discovered 260 feet of sediment below the water's surface. This could make Cataract Canyon one of the most actively filling canyons in the world. More...