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.

 
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 late December through early March.

Island in the Sky Visitor Center Opening Dates Hours
October 29 - December 28, 2016 Open 9 am to 4 pm
December 29, 2016 - March 2, 2017 Closed for the season
March 3, 2017 - late 2017 Open
 
A visitor center with a flag flying outside.

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The Needles Visitor Center

The Needles Visitor Center is closed for the winter.

The Needles Visitor Center is open daily from early March through November. Backcountry permits are issued up to one hour before closing. Features include: exhibits, book and map sales, backcounty permits, general information, wireless internet, picnic area, and park rangers on duty. Water and restrooms are available year-round.

The visitor center is closed late November through early March.
Backcountry permits are required year-round. When the visitor center is closed in winter, you can self-issue your permit outside the visitor center.

The Needles Visitor Center Opening Dates Hours
November 26, 2016 - early March 2017 Closed for the season

 
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.

Hans Flat Ranger Station Opening Dates Hours
Year-round Open 8 am to 4:30 pm

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

2282 Resource Blvd.
Moab, UT 84532

Phone:

435-719-2313

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