Alerts & Conditions

Alerts

Information

  • Alert 1 , Severity ,information ,, Bear Activity Bears sightings and signs have been reported in The Needles and along the rivers. Store all food and trash in a hard-sided container and a vehicle if possible. You must have a hard-sided bear canister for camping trips in Salt Creek and Horse Canyon.
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Canyonlands National Park is Open

The park is open year-round, 24 hours a day.

Each district of Canyonlands has its own visitor center or ranger station. Hours vary by season.

 
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Road Conditions

Four-wheel-drive roads in Canyonlands range in difficulty from intermediate to extremely technical. Summer storms can quickly change unpaved roads to four-wheel-drive condition or make them impassable. Check current road conditions.

 
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Camping

Developed campgrounds at Island in the Sky and The Needles are open year-round. Sites at Island in the Sky are first-come, first-served. Some sites are The Needles are available for reservation. During spring and fall, the campgrounds usually fill early. Read more about camping in and around Canyonlands.
 
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NPS/Sierra Coon

Traffic

Between March and October, particularly on busy holiday weekends, you may experience long lines at the entrance road, and parking lots at popular trailheads and viewpoints are often full.

The following holidays and weekends are especially busy:

  • Easter week (March or April; date varies),
  • Memorial Day (last Monday in May),
  • Labor Day (first Monday in September),
  • Utah Education Association break (October 19-22, 2017; dates vary.)

Check traffic conditions outside the park on the Utah Department of Transportation Traffic Site.

 
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NPS/Kirsten Kearse

Ranger Programs

National park rangers offer various programs spring through fall. Check at park visitor centers for schedules. You can also check the calendar for special events and activities.

 
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Park News
Looking for more information about what is happening at Canyonlands? Check out our latest News Releases, read the latest issue of the Visitor Guide, or connect with us through social media. We're on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr.

Last updated: September 13, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

2282 Resource Blvd.
Moab, UT 84532

Phone:

435-719-2313

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