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

    Canyonlands

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Operating Hours & Seasons

Photo of a patio talk at the Island in the Sky Visitor Center.
Patio talk at the Island in the Sky Visitor Center.
NPS Photo by Andrew Kuhn
 

Canyonlands is open year-round, 24 hours a day. Each district has its own visitor center with operating hours that change with the seasons.

Island in the Sky
The Island in the Sky Visitor Center is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Backcountry permits are issued up until one hour before closing. The visitor center is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and from late December through February.

Maze
The Hans Flat Ranger Station is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

Needles
The Needles Visitor Center is open daily from 8:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m. The visitor center closes on Thanksgiving Day and from early December through February.

Did You Know?

Desert Bighorn Sheep

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...