• Spires of Cedar Mesa sandstone in Chesler Park (Needles District)


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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 »

Nearby Attractions

photo: Watching the sunset at Delicate Arch in Arches National Park
Watching the sunset at Delicate Arch in Arches National Park
NPS Photo by Neal Herbert
National Park Service Areas

Arches National Park
Aztec Ruins National Monument
Chaco Culture National Historical Park
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Hovenweep National Monument
Mesa Verde National Park
Natural Bridges National Monument

Local Partners & Information Resources

Bureau of Land Management (Moab area)
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) manages much of the public land surrounding Canyonlands National Park.

Canyonlands Natural History Association (CNHA)
CNHA operates the bookstores in National Park Service visitor centers throughout southeast Utah. Many area maps and guidebooks may be purchased on their website.

Moab Area Travel Council
The Moab area Travel Council website provides visitor information for the town of Moab, with a list of attractions and visitor services in the area.

San Juan County Travel Council
The San Juan County Travel Council website provides visitor information for much of southeast Utah, including the towns of Blanding, Bluff, Mexican Hat and Monticello.

Utah Travel Council
The Utah Travel Council website provides visitor information for the State of Utah, including attractions, camping, lodging, restaurants, shopping and much more.

Did You Know?

Biological Soil Crust

The dirt is alive! A living crust called "Biological Soil Crust" covers much of Canyonlands and the surrounding area. Composed of algae, lichens and bacteria, this crust provides a secure foundation for desert plants. Please stay on roads and trails to avoid trampling this important resource. More...