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.
Mountain bikers may travel any of the hundreds of miles of roads in the park. You may need a permit to ride 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.
The Green and Colorado rivers offer miles of both flat-water and white-water boating. Permits are required.
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.
Boating Information Guide
Check out our complete guide to help you plan and prepare for your river trip at Canyonlands.
Last updated: July 5, 2023