Canyonlands National Park Guide

Use our Canyonlands National Park guide to help you plan the most amazing vacation!

If you’re looking for US National Park vacation ideas, keep reading to find out all there is to know about visiting Canyonlands

Below you’ll find tips and resources to plan your trip to Canyonlands: best time to visit, things to do, hiking trails, scenic drives, and photography spots.

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Canyonlands National Park Packing List

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A Photo Tour of Canyonlands National Park

Take a visual tour through Canyonlands National Park (and Dead Horse Point) to see the stunning landscape in the parks!

Canyonlands Travel Guides to Plan Your Trip

Use the following resources to assist you in planning the perfect Canyonlands National Park vacation. If you plan to extend your trip by visiting other Utah National Parks, we’ve got you covered there as well!

Best Times to Visit Canyonlands

There are important things to know about visiting the park during the different seasons of the year. You’ll need to be aware of the road conditions and closures. And there are times of the year when park services are closed. Check out these articles to know all about planning a trip during a specific season or month so you know in advance what to expect.

Visiting Canyonlands By Season

Visiting Canyonlands By Month

Green River Overlook at Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands Attractions and Things to Do

Here’s a list of things to do, see and photograph at Canyonlands. You can plan your own itinerary to see the attractions in the park, or you can find a fun tour to explore the points of interest.

Canyonlands Activities

Canyonlands Island in the Sky Activities

Needles Canyonlands Activities

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WHERE TO STAY NEAR CANYONLANDS

There are no lodging facilities in the park, but there are campgrounds:

  •  Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Moab – we enjoyed our stay and highly recommend this hotel due to its location close to Canyonlands.
  •  Purple Sage – our all-time favorite place to stay in Moab – walking distance to shopping, full kitchen, and only 8 units so you don’t feel lost in a large hotel.
  •  Red Cliffs Lodge – rooms up to 6 people – located 17 miles from Moab, this lodge is known for its beautiful location, winery and activities like horseback riding, fishing and more!
  • Townhomes south of Moab – we really like the townhomes in Spanish Valley with kitchen, washer and dryer in the unit and a swimming pool/hot tub (just a 5 minute drive south of Moab).
  • Rent an RV – have it dropped off at your vacation destination!

Arches and Canyonlands photography guide

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