Canyonlands invites you to explore a wilderness of countless canyons and fantastically formed buttes carved by the Colorado River and its tributaries. Rivers divide the park into four districts: Island in the Sky, The Needles, The Maze, and the rivers themselves. These areas share a primitive desert atmosphere, but each offers different opportunities for sightseeing and adventure. Read More
A lifetime of exploration awaits you.
Hydration is essential in the desert, even in winter. Drink 1 gallon (4 L) of water per day. There are few places to get water in the park.
Explore the Backcountry
You can explore Canyonlands on foot, horseback, mountain bike, and four-wheel drive. Many of these activites require a permit.
Art in the Park
Catch the Community Artist in the Parks during your park visit to see art created from wild nature.
Plan your visit, and learn about the park with books, maps, and guides from the Canyonlands Natural History Association.
It is your responsibility to know park regulations when you visit.
Last updated: October 11, 2017