Canyonlands National Park

Spectacular views and outdoor adventure is what you’ll find when visiting Canyonlands National Park!

Canyonlands offers a colorful landscape of canyons, mesas, buttes and needles.

You can enjoy fun activities like hiking, biking, photography, exploring ancient ruins and stargazing!

And the vast landscape views are popular with photographers! We’ve shared our favorite viewpoints and photo spots below.

Use our Canyonlands National Park guide, packing checklists, tips and resources to plan your getaway!

It’s also helpful to know the best time to visit Canyonlands!

take jaw-dropping photos at Arches & Canyonlands
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WHAT TO PACK FOR A TRIP TO CANYONLANDS

DOWNLOAD: Canyonlands Packing List for spring, summer, fall and winter.

But above all else, always make sure to carry enough food, water, and other essentials since Canyonlands is a remote park with few services and reliable sources of freshwater. 

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!
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