• 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 »

Things To Do

photo: Mountain bikers on the White Rim Road
Mountain bikers on the White Rim Road
NPS Photo by Neal Herbert
 

Whether you're stopping by for an hour or planning a two-week vacation, Canyonlands offers many ways to spend your time in the park.

Activities
Many visits to Canyonlands involve some hiking, biking, boating or four-wheel driving in the park's backcountry.

For Kids
Traveling with kids? If the cool rock formations won't keep them occupied, we have a few other things that might.

Places To Go
The Colorado and Green Rivers divide Canyonlands into several different districts.

Nearby Attractions
In southeast Utah, there is something remarkable around every corner.

Did You Know?

Detail of the Great Gallery pictograph panel

Some of the rock art in Horseshoe Canyon was painted over 3,000 years ago. Now known as "Barrier Canyon" style rock art, it was painted by nomadic groups of hunter-gatherers that roamed throughout the southwest. More...