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Canyonlands National Park
Photo of Canyonlands National Park courtesy NPS

Canyonlands National Park preserves a colorful landscape of sedimentary sandstones eroded into countless canyons, mesas and buttes by the Colorado River and its tributaries. Located in southeast Utah, the park sits in the heart of a vast basin bordered by sheer cliffs of Wingate Sandstone.

The Colorado and Green rivers divide the park into four districts: the Island in the Sky, the Needles, the Maze and the rivers themselves. While the districts share a primitive desert atmosphere, each retains its own character and offers different opportunities for exploration and the study of natural and cultural history.

Most visits to Canyonlands involve camping along the trails, roads and rivers found here. The four districts are not directly linked by any roads, so travel between them requires two to six hours by car. Generally, people find it impractical to visit more than one or two districts in a single trip.


Facilities available at Canyonlands National Park:



National Geographic TrailSmart Topographic Maps on CD-ROM


Canyonlands National Park website
Recreation Area Map
Park Email: canyinfo@nps.gov

Phone numbers
Visitor Information 435-719-2313
Backcountry Trip Planning Information 435-259-4351

Address
2282 S. West Resource Blvd.
Moab, UT 84532-3298