Park Essentials


There are currently no trails in Canyonlands that are accessible to people in wheelchairs, but Grand View Point and Buck Canyon Overlook at Island in the Sky are wheelchair accessible. In Needles, the visitor center, restrooms, Squaw Flat Campground, and Wooden Shoe Overlook are wheelchair accessible. The visitor centers at the Island in the Sky and Needles districts are also accessible, and the park's pit toilets are accessible with some assistance.

Park Fees and Permits

Admission is $25 per vehicle, $10 per person on foot or bicycle, and $15 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 $50 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, mountain-bike camping, four-wheel-drive day use in Horse and Lavender canyons, and river trips. Day-use permits are also now required for all motorized vehicles and bicycles on the Elephant Hill and White Rim trails and group sizes are limited. Reservations need to be made at least two weeks (or more) in advance.

Park Hours

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


Wells Fargo Bank. 4 N. Main St., Moab, Utah, 84532.

Zions Bank. 330 S. Main St., Moab, Utah, 84532.

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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