The Canyonlands National Park 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:
° Island in the Sky,
° The Needles,
° The Maze
° The Rivers.
While these areas share
a primitive desert atmosphere, each retains its own character
and offers different opportunities for exploration.
Hours and Opening Days
Canyonlands is open year-round, 24 hours a day. Each
district has its own visitor center with operating hours
that differ depending on the season. All visitor centers
are closed on December 25th and January 1st.
in the Sky
The Island in the Sky Visitor Center is open daily
a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with extended hours March through
The Hans Flat Ranger Station is open daily from 8
a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Needles District Visitor Center is open daily from
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with extended hours March through
Reservations and Fees
Individuals: $5 (Good
for 7 Days)
This fee applies to motorcycles, bicycles and walk-ins
Vehicles: $10 (Good for 7 days)
This fee includes all occupants of a vehicle.
Local Passport: $25
(Good for one
Good for entrance to Arches, Canyonlands, Hovenweep and
Fee depends upon the capacity of the vehicle. 1
to 6 passenger vehicles are charged $25 and $5 per person.
7 to 25 passenger vehicles are charged $40. 26 or more passenger
vehicles are charged $100.
the Island in the Sky, sites at Willow Flat Campground
are $10 per
night. In the Needles,
sites at Squaw Flat Campground are $15 per night. All
sites are first-come, first-served.
are available for all backcountry
permits and for group campsites in the Needles.
Regular sites at the developed campgrounds are first-come,