• 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 »

Maps

Studying maps at the Hans Flat Ranger Station, gateway to the Maze District
Studying maps at the Hans Flat Ranger Station, gateway to the Maze District
NPS Photo by Neal Herbert
 

These publications are freely distributed by the National Park Service. All require Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.

Canyonlands Trip Planning Map [517k PDF File]
Full park map shows backcountry campsites, zones and mileages.

Island in the Sky District Map [317k PDF File]
Shows Island in the Sky District campsites, roads and trails with brief overview text (black and white).

Maze District Map [231k PDF File]
Shows Maze District campsites, roads and trails, with brief overview text (black and white).

Needles District Map [274k PDF File]
Shows Needles District campsites, roads and trails with brief overview text (black and white).

Park Map [435k PDF File]
Full color map that is handed out at entrance stations. This map does not include backpacking sites or road/trail mileages.

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...