Operating Hours & Seasons
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, it is open daily from at least 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m, 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 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
Spring through fall, it is open daily from at least 8:30 a.m to 4:00 p.m. The visitor center closes on Thanksgiving Day and from early December through February.