Operating Hours & Seasons

Canyonlands is open year-round, 24 hours a day. Each district has its own visitor center with operating hours that change with the seasons. Some facilities close in winter.

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The Island in the Sky Visitor Center with a US flag flying outside.

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Island in the Sky Visitor Center

Island in the Sky Visitor Center is open daily, early March through late December. Backcountry permits are issued up until one hour before closing. Features include: exhibits, book and map sales, backcountry permits, general information, wireless internet, and park rangers on duty.

The visitor center is closed December 25, and from January through early March.

Current Hours: Open daily 8 am - 5 pm

Island in the Sky Visitor Center Hours
March 3, 2017 – April 15, 2017 Open 9 am – 4 pm
April 16, 2017 – October 28, 2017 Open 8 am – 5 pm
October 29, 2017 – December 31, 2017 Open 9 am – 4 pm
January 1, 2018 – early March 2018 Closed for winter
 
A visitor center with a flag flying outside.

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The Needles Visitor Center

The Needles Visitor Center is open daily from early March through November. Features include: exhibits, book and map sales, general information, wireless internet, picnic area, and park rangers on duty. Water and restrooms are available year-round.

The visitor center is closed on Thanksgiving Day and late November through early March. You need backcountry permits year-round. In winter, you can self-issue backcountry permits outside The Needles Visitor Center.

Current Hours: Open daily 8 am – 5 pm

The Needles Visitor Center Hours
March – mid-April Open 9 am - 4 pm
April – June Open 8 am - 4:30 pm
July – August Open 9 am - 4 pm
September 3 – November 4 Open 8 am - 5 pm
November 5 – November 24 Open 9 am - 4 pm
November 25, 2017 – early March 2018 Closed for winter
 
A ranger station with flag flying outside.

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Hans Flat Ranger Station (The Maze)

The Hans Flat Ranger Station at The Maze is open daily, year-round. Features include: rangers on duty, general information, a small sales area with books and maps. There are no services, food, gas, or drinking water at The Maze.

Current hours: Open daily, year-round 8 am to 4:30 pm

Last updated: October 17, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

2282 Resource Blvd.
Moab, UT 84532

Phone:

435-719-2313

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