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General Information

Official Canyonlands National Park Service website:
Must See. The most in-depth information about Canyonlands national park, trip planning.

National Geographic guide to Canyonlands National Park website:
Very concise and clear.

"Unofficial" Canyonlands National Park website:
Hosted by John William Uhler.

When to Go

Best visit time -- Spring and Fall because of its mild temperatures.

General weather information.
Ten day forecast and sunset/sunrise time.
Five days weather forest with local radar.


At least one day:
Island in the Sky -- 40 Miles, A half to full day .
The Needles -- 18 Miles, Most of a day .



Total 2 campgrounds are inside the Canyonlands National Park,

Squaw Flat and Willow Flat Campground both are open year-round. First come first serve. Typically they fills every day from late March through June and again from early September to mid-October.

Outside of park there are some campgrounds operated by The Bureau of Land Management around Moab area. Check Moab Area Camping Opportunities.

Official Canyonlands Camping Website.

Backcountry Camping:

A backcountry permit is required for overnight backcountry camping and other activities with overnight stay like backpacking, four-wheel drive or mountain bike. Permits are also required for day use by vehicles, bikes and horses in Horse/Salt Creek and Lavender canyons in the Needles District.

Permits can be reserved in advance by mail or fax. Detail backcountry permit reservation information.

Lodges and Hotels:

Inside the park:

No lodging is inside the park.

Gateway outside the park:

Moab County Chamber of Commerce:
East of Canyonlands National Park.

San Juan County Chamber of Commerce:
East and southeast of Canyonlands National Park, including La Sal, Monticello, Blanding, Bluff, Lake Powell, Mexican Hat, Monument Valley.

This Canyonlands National Park Travel Vacation Guide site was most recently updated on 02/04/05. Keywords: Canyonlands National Park.