• 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 the Lavender Canyon road, Colorado Overlook road, and the Salt/Horse road. The White Rim Road is impassable from Hardscrabble camp to Upheaval Bottom. Roads will be closed until repairs can be made. More »

  • Extreme Fire Danger

    Due to extremely dry conditions, fire restrictions are in effect in all national park units in Utah. 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.

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