Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Canyonlands entices one to explore innumerable canyons' tributaries and formations made by the Colorado River. The Island in the Sky, the Maze, the Needles are sections of the park and are separated by the local rivers. These regions share a primitive desert setting, but each offers distinct opportunities for unique experiences.

Canyonlands National Park Info


Canyonlands National Park

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News

Updated Climbing Closures and Regulations for Arches and Canyonlands National Parks

In order to protect critical wildlife habitat for raptors and desert bighorn sheep, a number of climbing routes in Canyonlands and Arches national parks will close for up to six months each year. The National Park Service thanks the climbing community for their efforts to help protect these areas.

Kate Cannon, Superintendent of the Southeast Utah Group, to Retire

Kate Cannon has announced her retirement from the National Park Service after thirteen years as superintendent of the Southeast Utah Group (SEUG), which includes Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park as well as Hovenweep National Monument and Natural Bridges National Monument.

Southeast Utah Group National Parks Announce Winter Visitor Center Hours and Closures

Arches and Canyonlands national parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges national monuments are open all year, but the parks’ visitor center operations change with the arrival of winter.

Canyonlands National Park Photos

Backcountry Oven

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Backcountry Oven

Gram-ing The Green River

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Gram-ing The Green River

Green R To Elaterite B

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Green R To Elaterite B

Green R To Ekker B

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Green R To Ekker B

Mine Camp Beds

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Mine Camp Beds

Rusty Relic

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Rusty Relic

Mesa Arch at Night

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Mesa Arch at Night

Canyonlands Sunset

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Canyonlands Sunset

Winter in Moab

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Winter in Moab

Green River Below

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Green River Below

Sign of old Signs

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Sign of old Signs

there were a few scattered along the track

Broke Pitman

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Broke Pitman

The landscape took it's toll on man and machine. A broken pitman arm would be a little too much fun out here.

Dozer Push

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Dozer Push

a little spur where the mine track rounds a point

Rock Cut

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Rock Cut

Another Finger Scenery

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Another Finger Scenery

notice the level mine track near the bottom as it winds around another finger of Canyonland

Back Toward Junction Butte

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Back Toward Junction Butte

seven or eight or so miles in and finally appear to be a couple miles from our starting point.

Another Finger Of Canyon

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Another Finger Of Canyon

the level track continues, in and out in and out, around another ridge while avoiding another abyss

Down Another Crack

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Down Another Crack

here the mine track fill was a good bit washed out, the gap possibly points toward the Land of Standing Rock, Under The Ledge, on the horizon

Another Elaterite View

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Another Elaterite View

of Elaterite Butte over in the Maze

Descending Road Cut

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Descending Road Cut

heading down another level along the winding White Crack mine track.