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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.

Island in the Sky
The Island in the Sky Visitor Center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with extended hours March through October.

Maze
The Hans Flat Ranger Station is open daily from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Needles
The Needles District Visitor Center is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with extended hours March through October.


Reservations and Fees

Individuals: $5  (Good for 7 Days)
This fee applies to motorcycles, bicycles and walk-ins (per person).

Vehicles: $10 (Good for 7 days)
This fee includes all occupants of a vehicle.

Local Passport: $25 (Good for one year) 
Good for entrance to Arches, Canyonlands, Hovenweep and Natural Bridges.

Commercial Tours
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.

CAMPING FEES
At 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.

RESERVATIONS
Reservations are available for all backcountry permits and for group campsites in the Needles. Regular sites at the developed campgrounds are first-come, first-served.