Canyonlands National Park Travel Guide

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Plan Your Canyonlands National Park Vacation

Canyonlands is truly four parks in one, but the majority of visitors drive through the panoramic vistas of Island in the Sky and barely venture anywhere else. If you’ve come this far, plan a half-day to hike around the Needles district and see the park from the bottom up. To truly experience Canyonlands you should also float down the Green and Colorado rivers on a family-friendly rafting trip. (Rapids-lovers can take on the white water in the legendary Cataract Canyon.) The Maze is so remote that its river beds, slot canyons, and stark rock formations are only for the truly hardy.

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Canyonlands National Park Hotels

There is no lodging inside Canyonlands. Most visitors use Moab as a base to explore the park. The towns of Monticello and Blanding offer basic motels, both...read more

Things To Do

Things To Do in Canyonlands National Park

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.

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Canyonlands National Park Experiences

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