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Canyonlands National Park Basics

With three separate districts of the park, there is a lot to do and see in Canyonlands National Park. Make the most of your trip to Canyonlands by doing your homework first.

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White Rim

Islands in the Sky

Home to the famous "White Rim," the Islands in the Sky District is a hop, skip, and a jump away from Moab. Start planning ›

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The Needles

The Needles District is a hiker's heaven, with numerous loop hikes, day hikes, and backpacking opportunities. Learn more ›

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The Maze

Make sure to bring a map with you to the Maze District! It's remote and primitive but full of incredible sights. Go prepared ›

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Canyonlands - favorite hikes

Best Canyonlands Hikes

It's hard to choose favorites, but these hikes leave us longing for more. 

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Canyonlands Backcountry Permits

Camping anywhere in the backcountry requires a permit. Find out how to get your golden ticket ›



Public lands and coronavirus

We’d like to encourage our members, supporters, and all public land lovers to stay safe and avoid non-essential travel at this time.

Many of the hikes and destinations featured on the Colorado Plateau Explorer are located in remote areas or near rural communities with limited healthcare resources. We hope you'll use the Colorado Plateau Explorer to plan your trip for the future. These magnificent lands will be here waiting for you then.

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