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Park Fees and Permits

Admission is $30 per vehicle, $15 per person on foot or bicycle, and $25 per motorcycle, good for seven days. Your Canyonlands pass is good for all the park's districts. There's no entrance fee to the Maze District of Canyonlands. A $55 local park pass grants you admission to both Arches and Canyonlands as well as Natural Bridges and Hovenweep national monuments for one year.

You need a permit for overnight backpacking, four-wheel-drive camping, river trips, and mountain-bike camping. Online reservations can be made four months in advance on the park website ( Four-wheel-drive day use in Salt, Horse, and Lavender canyons and all motorized vehicles and bicycles on the Elephant Hill and White Rim trails also require a permit, which you can obtain online up to 24 hours before your trip or in person at visitor centers.

Park Hours

Canyonlands National Park is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, year-round. It is in the Mountain time zone.

Cell Phone Reception

Cell phone reception may be available in some parts of the park, but not reliably so. Public telephones are at the park's visitor centers.

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