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Moab, UT 84532
- Canyonlands occupies 525 square miles in southeastern Utah, 40 miles south of I-70
- National Park
Canyonlands preserves a colorful landscape eroded into countless canyons, mesas and buttes by the Colorado River and its tributaries. The rivers divide the park into four districts: the Island in the Sky, the Needles, the Maze and the rivers themselves. While these areas share a primitive desert atmosphere, each retains its own character and offers different opportunities for exploration.
Hours + Fees
Canyonlands is open year-round. Each district has its own visitor center and hours may vary. All visitor centers are closed on December 25th and January 1st.
The Island in the Sky Visitor Center is open 9 am to 4:30 pm daily, with extended hours spring through fall.
The Hans Flat Ranger Station is open year-round from 8 am to 4:30 pm.
The Needles District Visitor Center is open year-round from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, with extended hours March through October.
Map + Directions
There are two paved entrances into Canyonlands: Highway 313 leads to the Island in the Sky, while Highway 211 leads to the Needles. Roads to the Maze are a mixture of graded dirt and 4WD. These roads may become impassable when wet.