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
Spring through fall, the Island in the Sky Visitor Center is open daily from at least 9 am to 4 pm, with longer hours during the summer. 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.

Hans Flat Ranger Station is open daily from 8 am to 4:30 pm.

The Needles Visitor Center is currently open from 8 am to 5 pm daily. The visitor center is typically open from early March through November.

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