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Canyonlands National Park Travel Guide

Canyonlands National Park Sports & Activities

Canyonlands is one of the world's best destinations for adrenaline junkies. You can rock climb, mountain bike treacherous terrain, tackle world-class white-water rapids, and make your 4X4 crawl over steep cliffs along precipitous drops. Compared with other national parks, Canyonlands allows you to enjoy an amazing amount of solitude while having the adventure of a lifetime.

Air Tours

Redtail Aviation. This company's daily, regional tours give you an eagle's-eye view of the park, and you'll walk away with new respect and...


Magpie Cycling. Seasoned bikers Mike Holme and Maggie Wilson lead groups (or lone riders) on daylong and multiday bike trips exploring the...


Without getting on the Colorado River, you can see a variety of wrens, including the rock wren, canyon wren, and Bewick's wren. Blue-gray...

Boating and Rafting

Seeing Canyonlands National Park from the river is a great and rare pleasure. Long stretches of calm water on both the Green and Colorado rivers...


Canyonlands National Park is a good place to saturate yourself in the intoxicating colors, smells, and textures of the desert. Many of the trails...

Rock Climbing

Canyonlands and many of the surrounding areas draw climbers from all over the world. Permits are not required, but because of the sensitive...


Nearly 200 miles of challenging backcountry roads lead to campsites, trailheads, and natural and cultural features in Canyonlands. All of the...



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