Choose Your Adventure
Wondering what you can do in the Canyonlands backcountry? This is the page for you. To have a safe and enjoyable trip, you will need to prepare and plan ahead. Use this page to plan your trip; learn about Leave No Trace, safety, and regulations; and get a permit.
Things to Do
There are hundreds of miles four-wheel-drive roads in the park. You may need a permit on some of these roads.
Hiking and Backpacking
Canyonlands has hundreds of miles of hiking trails with designated backcountry campsites. You will need a permit for overnight trips.
Permits are required for all overnight and some day-use backcountry, river, four-wheel-drive vehicle, bicycle, and motorcycle trips.
You are responsible for knowing and following all General Backcountry, River, Horse and Pack, and Toilet regulations on your trip.
Last updated: February 1, 2023