Canyonlands National ParkCurrently Open
- Address: Utah, United States, Moab
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +1-4357192313
- Ticket Price: 10 USD
- Time Required: 08:00 Hrs
- Tags: Outdoors, National Park, Family And Kids
Canyonlands National Park - Review
This park is HUGE. So huge that it has four separate districts: the Island in the Sky, the Needles, the Maze, and the Rivers District (the Green and Colorado). Each one of these is worth spending a whole weekend at. The park was carved into existence by the Green and Colorado Rivers. It is miles upon square miles of deep canyons, high mesas, towering pinnacles soaring about plateaus and sheer vividly-colored cliffs. In these live an immense variety of unique species - bird, animals and desert plants.
About half a million people visit every year, coming to camp and hike and mountain bike or simply drive up to the many scenic viewpoints. There are two boating experiences: Flatwater trips on the Rivers, and whitewater trips in the Colorado Canyon. In some places you're allowed climbing activity. And the stargazing at night is sublime.
There are no restaurants or places to stay in the Canyonland; you have to bring your own food and water. There are two campgrounds: Squaw Flat Campground at The Needles and Willow Flat Campground at Island in the Sky, and their spots must be reserved in advance. There's never a day when they are not full. You're not allowed to stay for more than 7 consecutive nights.
Canyonlands National Park Information
- Visit the NPS website for the park's rules and regulations and safety tips.
- Beware of venomous animals, and also black bears and mountain lions.
- Careful of lightning and flash-floods during stormy weather.
Canyonlands National Park Ticket Prices
- Private Vehicle: $25.00 (15 people for 7 days)
- Motorcycle: $15.00 (1 person for 7 days)
- Per Person: $10.00 bicyclists, hikers, and pedestrians.
- Free for 15 and under.
Canyonlands National Park Opening and Closing Hours
- Island in the Sky Visitor Center (April 24 - September 17): 8 am - 6 pm. Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, and from late December through early March.
- Needles Visitor Center (March - November): 8:30am - 4pm. Closed Thanksgiving Day and late November through early March.
- Hans Flat Ranger Station: Open year round: 8:30am - 4pm
How To reach Canyonlands National Park by Public Transport
- Drive to the park.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Canyonlands National Park
95% of people who visit Moab include Canyonlands National Park in their plan
49.74% of people start their Canyonlands National Park visit around 05 AM
People usually take around 8 Hrs to see Canyonlands National Park
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Canyonlands National Park
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Canyonlands National Park, Moab Reviews
Canyon lands natl. park was an amazing place to visit. We did three different hikes. I would highly recommend the Pueblo granary and Aztec bluff (although no Aztecs ever lived here). The views are amazing from most places in the park. Definitely worth the trip!!
In my opinion, this place is much better than the grand canyon. There's over a dozen individual lookouts/vistas accessible by road with very little hiking necessary. Make sure to bring enough food and water to sustain you during your visit. Other than a visitor center/gift shop. The park has no other amenities.
I loved seeing this park! Beautiful, dramatic scenery, and not too crowded (once we got in). I do wish it was easier to camp there--we got there around 11 am, which is check out in most other places, and they were out of campgrounds so we had to make other accommodations. They do not do reservations. I understand they have restrictions to preserve their amazing night sky, but I wish it was easier to get to camp there without arriving at 8 am. Besides that, amazing place, the night sky cannot be beat (and please keep it that way)
Amazing views and incredible sense of scale, but very remote - only restrooms are vault toilets at the entrance, so don't expect any running water or better facilities. Definitely off the beaten path a bit - where most visitors centers at national parks have a movie room for the introduction, it's pretty much a TV in the corner there. That said, I'm so glad we did a day here on our way through - it's just breathtaking and the views seem almost endless.
Beautiful park. Visitor center is sparse, would like to have had better choice of t-shirts and gifts. Def. fill up on gas, pack a lunch and drinks before you head out of town for park. Bathrooms are primitive. Sunscreen and bug spray are musts.
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