Canyonlands National Park is part of the Southeast Utah Group, a group of four parks that share some staffing and administrative functions. The Southeast Utah Group includes Arches and Canyonlands national parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges national monuments. Contact us.
Our Staff & Offices
Who We Are
The superintendent is the highest official at Canyonlands National Park, in charge of managing all park staff and operations.
The administration division manages budget, contracting, concessions and permits, human resources, park planning, property management, telecommunications, and information technology. Most administration functions are managed out of our headquarters office south of Moab.
The facilities management division operates and maintains roads, trails, buildings, utilities, vehicles, and grounds. We ensure public safety in facilities. We also manage many building and rehabilitation projects attached to park facilities.
Interpretation and Visitor Services
The interpretation and visitor services division manages fee collection; visitor centers, campgrounds, and the park's volunteer program; and signs, exhibits, social media, and websites. Park rangers in this division also present guided walks, talks, hikes, evening programs, educational activities, and other special programs.
Resource Stewardship and Science
The resource stewardship and science division studies, inventories, and monitors a wide range of park resources, including geological features, vegetation, wildlife, water, air, and historic and cultural resources. We also manage the park's archives and museum collections.
Visitor and Resource Protection
The visitor and resource protection division is responsible for law enforcement and visitor safety, emergency medical services, search and rescue, and managing the backcountry camping permitting system.
Visitor Centers and Ranger Stations
Canyonlands has visitor centers at Island in the Sky and The Needles. The ranger station for The Maze is located at Hans Flat. Hours and opening dates vary through the year. Operating hours and seasons.
Most of Canyonlands' management and administration staff have offices at the Southeast Utah Group Headquarters, 2282 Resource Blvd., just south of Moab, Utah. Administration offices are open Monday through Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm (closed federal holidays).
Read more about people at Canyonlands National Park and the jobs they do.