Goods & Services

A woman looks at a cell phone
Keeping in touch: sending a text near Airport Tower on the White Rim Road

NPS/Neal Herbert


Canyonlands is an isolated and rugged environment. You won't find many services here; it's best to bring what you'll need for your visit. You can find full services in nearby towns.


Island in the Sky

You can get water outside the visitor center spring through fall, and inside during business hours. There is no water at Willow Flat Campground.

The Needles

You can get water year-round at The Needles Visitor Center. You can also get water spring through fall at the campground.

The Maze

There is no running water at The Maze.

Food, Lodging, and Gas

There is no food, lodging, or gas available in Canyonlands National Park.
There are campgrounds at Island in the Sky and The Needles.

The nearest food, lodging, and gas to each district:

Island in the Sky

Nearest services are in Moab, Utah, 32 miles (51 km) from the Island in the Sky Visitor Center.

The Needles

Needles Outpost (open seasonally), located just outside the park has camping, a general store, and showers. Other services closest to The Needles are in Monticello, Utah, 48 miles (77 km) from The Needles Visitor Center.

The Maze

Nearest services to the Hans Flat Ranger Station are in Hanksville, Utah, 61 miles (98 km), or Green River, Utah, 84 miles (135 km).

Visit Discover Moab or Utah's Canyon Country for more information about area services.


The Canyonlands Natural History Association sells maps and books at stores in the park.


Island in the Sky visitor center has public, unsecured Wi-Fi. There is no Wi-Fi service at The Maze nor currently at The Needles. You may not charge electrical devices in outlets at any visitor center.

Cell Phone Service

The rugged terrain of canyon country is no friend to mobile phones. Cellular service in southeast Utah has improved; coverage is available in most towns and along most major highways. However, once you enter Canyonlands, cellular service diminishes greatly, especially in the canyons and away from the pavement.

Here is a rough summary of coverage in the park. However, for your own safety, please remember that:

  • This summary is not a guarantee of service. You should not rely on cellular service in Canyonlands.
  • Service may vary between carriers.
  • Texting is often a more effective means of communication in areas with limited service.

Island in the Sky

Limited service at the visitor center and at locations along the scenic drive where the La Sal Mountains are visible. Very limited service along the east side of the White Rim Road. No service on the west side of the White Rim (between White Crack and the Mineral Bottom Road) or elsewhere in the backcountry.

The Needles

Little to no service, even in the developed areas (e.g. visitor center, campground).

The Maze

Limited service on the Orange Cliffs mesa (e.g. Hans Flat) where the La Sal Mountains are visible. Little to no service in the backcountry.


No service.

Satellite Phones

Satellite phones are a fairly reliable means of communication in Canyonlands. Visitors should expect dropped calls and periodic lack of service when satellites are not in a position to transmit.

Last updated: December 29, 2023

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2282 Resource Blvd.
Moab, UT 84532



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