Canyonlands

Canyonlands National Park

Utah, United States

About


Designated as a National Park in 1964

This landscape was eroded into a maze of canyons, buttes, and mesas by the combined efforts of the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries, which divide the park into three districts. The park also contains rock pinnacles and arches, as well as artifacts from Ancient Pueblo peoples.

Activities


Weather


Today
7/12/2024
Clear
39°C
L: 38.7°C
H: 38.7°C
Clear sky
Feels like: 36°C
POP: 0%
Humidity: 8%
Wind: 2 kph NW
Tomorrow
7/13/2024
Clear
38°C
L: 38.1°C
H: 38.1°C
Clear sky
Feels like: 35°C
POP: 0%
Humidity: 10%
Wind: 2 kph NW
Sunday
7/14/2024
Clear
37°C
L: 37.0°C
H: 37.0°C
Clear sky
Feels like: 35°C
POP: 0%
Humidity: 14%
Wind: 3 kph W
Weather data from: OpenWeatherMap

Official park contact info


Phone: (435) 719-2313
Additional information: Canyonlands Visitor Center

Reviews

4.8

5,543 reviews found on the web

Helpful reviews:

Great experience, stunning views. We drove our 31' RV throughout the park without any trouble. Tried getting a campsite in the park but the few sites were all taken. Came in from the north through Island in the Sky, but next time I'd like to come in from the east through the Needles entrance.
Nick
We did a quick half day trip while visiting Arches. If we go back, I'd spend more time in Canyonlands than in Arches. There seem like a lot of things to do in Canyonlands, although how much is accessible without a 4 x 4 and gallons of water, I can't say. We visited in mid-September when the smoke from the West Coast fires had settled in. So the views were not as spectacular as I am sure they would be at other times. Still, the scenic drive led to many viewpoints, and we had no trouble parking. It was hot and in the middle of the day, so perhaps that's why.
Ethan I.
Amazing views, must visit. Wear layered clothes, enjoy the short hikes
Ming J.
Nick
June 2020

Great experience, stunning views. We drove our 31' RV throughout the park without any trouble. Tried getting a campsite in the park but the few sites were all taken. Came in from the north through Island in the Sky, but next time I'd like to come in from the east through the Needles entrance.

Ethan I.
July 2020

We did a quick half day trip while visiting Arches. If we go back, I'd spend more time in Canyonlands than in Arches. There seem like a lot of things to do in Canyonlands, although how much is accessible without a 4 x 4 and gallons of water, I can't say. We visited in mid-September when the smoke from the West Coast fires had settled in. So the views were not as spectacular as I am sure they would be at other times. Still, the scenic drive led to many viewpoints, and we had no trouble parking. It was hot and in the middle of the day, so perhaps that's why.

Ming J.
August 2020

Amazing views, must visit. Wear layered clothes, enjoy the short hikes

Ming D.
June 2020

Not my favorite park in Utah but it is still amazing and gorgeous and so unique. The grand view point trail is a must and so easy. Upheaval dome and Mesa arch are also both gorgeous. I feel that this park often gets skipped because it is so close to the more famous arches, but this is still a must see.

Scarlett J.
July 2020

Very cool park, staff is friendly with clean bathrooms. Very busy and parking can be a pain. I recommend going but make you have enough time to check out things.

Nico
June 2020

The needles district was my favorite part of the park, but that’s mainly because we did the Elephant Hill 4x4 trail (which is very difficult and technical). The districts offer completely different experiences and scenery. White Rim road from the Island of the sky district offers a very scenic drive that I would recommend.

William D.
December 2020

This park is in Moab Utah. While this park has impressive scenery, its facilities are more basic. The visitor center is small and only has the pit toilets. Some of the viewing points do not have a fencing which means you have to be careful because there could be a steep drop on the other side of the rock ledger you're on. The canyons are impressive, but it can sometimes be hard to get an optimal view viewpoint for a photo due to the steep drops.

Liz
June 2020

The hiking on the RIM is awesome because you get a lot of opportunities for great photos. It really makes you think how small we are in the Universe just comparing us to a lot of things and seeing a lot of nothingness is amazing. I went to 3 different parks on the area, Canyonlands, Arches and Dead Horse Point, from the 3 this was my less favorite but that doesn't mean that it wasn't a great adventure. I do recommend it.

Victoria E.
December 2020

Amazing infinite scenic view of canyon and rock. Stunned and amazed by natural beauty. Unforgettable experience and memories of this national park. Most of attractions are 5 min parking location. Entry fee is around 20$. Lot of options for hiking. Must Visit Grand view point Mesa arch Green river overlook view

Grace
August 2020

Amazing place. It's like being on another planet. I did the White Rim Trail over three days in my 4x4 and thoroughly enjoyed it. Some incredible camp sites. Only tip - be prepared; you really are in the middle of nowhere!

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