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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., with extended hours during spring and fall. The visitor center closes on Thanksgiving Day and from early December through February.

Did You Know?

Rapids in Cataract Canyon

The highest recently recorded flow in Cataract Canyon is 114,900 cfs in 1984. However, scientists dating driftwood piles estimate that in 1884, the river may have reached 225,000 cfs. More...