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: the 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
What's happening at Canyonlands? Check here for information on hours, camping, road and trail conditions, and special events.
You can explore the natural and cultural features of Canyonlands on hundreds of miles of hiking trails.
Where can I camp?
There are two campgrounds at Canyonlands: one at Island in the Sky and one at The Needles.
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.
Plan your visit, and learn about the park with books, maps, and guides from the Canyonlands Natural History Association.
Art in the Park
Catch the Community Artist in the Parks during your park visit to see art created from wild nature.