Canyonlands National Park

 

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Hiking, biking, photography, ancient ruins and stargazing:

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

 

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Canyonlands National Park Guides

Visiting Canyonlands Island in the Sky Visitor Center

Visiting Canyonlands Island in the Sky Visitor Center

Your list of Canyonlands National Park vacation ideas must include a stop at the Visitor Center! Remember that Canyonlands is divided into districts: Island in the Sky, Needles, and the Maze. Island in the Sky and Needles both have visitor centers. In this article,...

Canyonlands National Park Vacation Ideas

Canyonlands National Park Vacation Ideas

If you're looking for Canyonlands National Park vacation ideas, this is it! This article includes tips for planning your Canyonlands vacation, list of things to do at the park, details about the best time to visit, packing list for your trip, and more! Use our...

Needles Canyonlands Camping

Needles Canyonlands Camping

The Needles Canyonlands is a remote district within the southern part of Canyonlands National Park. It takes 1 1/2 hours from Moab and 1 hour from Monticello, Utah to reach the Needles District.  This is why many people choose to camp when visiting this area of...

Canyonlands National Park in the Spring

Canyonlands National Park in the Spring

Canyonlands National Park is one of our favorite places to visit, along with Arches! We have great tips for visiting Canyonlands National Park in the Spring!  Taking a trip to Canyonlands in the spring is a great time to go because the weather is "just right" to...

Visit Needles Canyonlands National Park

Visit Needles Canyonlands National Park

Visiting Canyonlands National Park should be on everyone’s US National Park bucket list. The park can be divided into four districts (or areas): Island in the Sky, The Needles, The Maze and the Colorado and Green rivers. While all of these regions are...

Canyonlands Island in the Sky Hikes

Canyonlands Island in the Sky Hikes

Canyonlands Island in the Sky is known for it's amazing views and hiking adventures. This list of the best Island in the Sky hikes include easy, moderate and strenuous trails. Island in the Sky is a remote area with few services available, so it's important to be...

Canyonlands Island in the Sky Campgrounds

Canyonlands Island in the Sky Campgrounds

Canyonlands Island in the Sky is known for its scenic and expansive views. When it comes to planning a trip, camping is one of the best ways to truly experience all there is to see and do at Island in the Sky. Here's all the information you need to know about the...

Canyonlands Hikes at Island in the Sky and Needles

Canyonlands Hikes at Island in the Sky and Needles

Canyonlands National Park is 527 square miles of beautiful, rugged landscape that has been transformed into a multitude of canyons, mesas, buttes, and arches by the erosion of the Green and Colorado rivers. Hiking is one of the best ways to explore this amazing...

Visiting Canyonlands National Park in April

Visiting Canyonlands National Park in April

Canyonlands National Park in April is one of the best times to visit due to the moderate temperatures. It's nice to be able to explore the park all day long without worrying about the daytime heat during the summer! But Canyonlands in the spring is a popular season so...

Canyonlands Island in the Sky Scenic Drive

Canyonlands Island in the Sky Scenic Drive

Have you ever found yourself lost in a place where enormous sightings of dreamy views exist? You might even want to pinch yourself to check whether they are real or not. Stunning views is what you'll find when visiting Canyonlands Island in the Sky. There are 10...

Visiting Canyonlands National Park in January

Visiting Canyonlands National Park in January

Have you ever considered planning a trip to Canyonlands National Park in January? We really enjoy visiting Canyonlands and Arches in the winter. We live close enough to these parks near Moab, Utah that we can visit at various times throughout year. Use this...

Awesome Tips for Visiting Canyonlands National Park

Awesome Tips for Visiting Canyonlands National Park

Located in southeastern Utah, visiting Canyonlands National Park is a must if you’re an outdoor enthusiast looking to escape the chaos of the city. Known for its diverse and dynamic desert landscape, Canyonlands provides visitors with a fantastic assortment...

Where to Stay in Moab Near Arches & Canyonlands

Where to Stay in Moab Near Arches & Canyonlands

If you’ll be visiting Arches, exploring Canyonlands or enjoying the outdoor adventures around Moab, use this guide to help you know where to stay in Moab, Utah. There are all types of lodging in and near Moab from budget-friendly hotels to higher-prices resorts....

Things to Do at Needles Canyonlands National Park

Things to Do at Needles Canyonlands National Park

The Needles is one area, or district, of Canyonlands National Park. Outdoor adventure is the name of the game at Needles! There are so many things to do at Needles Canyonlands like hiking, biking, 4x4 off-roading and more! Here's a list of fun outdoor activities to do...

Canyonlands Island in the Sky: 19 Amazing Things to Do

Canyonlands Island in the Sky: 19 Amazing Things to Do

Canyonlands Island in the Sky is one of three districts comprising the largest National Park in Utah. The other two districts are Canyonlands Needles and The Maze. Some consider the Colorado and Green rivers another district. However, when...

Canyonlands National Park Resources

Enjoy Nature – Be A Responsible Visitor

Enjoy Nature – Be A Responsible Visitor

Are you familiar with the phrases “Leave No Trace” or "Tread Lightly”? If you spend any time in the great outdoors, you should know these phrases and what they mean. They provide guidelines we should follow to enjoy and protect our natural spaces. We love...

US National Park Coloring Pages

US National Park Coloring Pages

Enjoy the beauty of US National Parks any time with coloring printables! The national park coloring pages feature the landscape and wildlife you'll see in each park. Print on watercolor, cardstock or other art paper to create a special piece of artwork. The national...

Spring Packing List for National Parks

Spring Packing List for National Parks

US National Parks in the spring is our favorite time to plan our vacations! National Parks provide destinations with unique landscapes. wildlife, and a variety of outdoor activities year-round. When it’s time to start packing for your trip, use our Spring...

Hiking Gear for Kids and Tips for a Day Hike

Hiking Gear for Kids and Tips for a Day Hike

We absolutely love taking our kids on hikes. From a young age, we’ve always gone on day hikes with the kids. Obviously, hiking with kids is not without its challenges. Being avid hikers, we’re confident we’ve figured out almost everything there is to hiking with kids...

Buy a US National Parks Pass: Yes, It’s a Good Deal

Buy a US National Parks Pass: Yes, It’s a Good Deal

The US National Parks list includes 59 areas around the United States that are protected and called National Parks. They feature landscapes from deserts and glaciers to caves and coral reefs. National Parks are one of the biggest attractions in the...

Family Road Trip Items You Need to Pack

Family Road Trip Items You Need to Pack

A family road trip is easy, right? Simply load up the car, fill the tank, and drive to your destination to see relatives, explore exciting new places, or revisit old favorites. Well, it's not quite that simple A successful road trip with kids takes planning and...

List of Easy & Portable Healthy Road Trip Snacks

List of Easy & Portable Healthy Road Trip Snacks

Does this ever happen to you? Without fail, about an hour into any road trip, I get hungry. I can hear the snacks and drinks from the gas stations calling my name as I drive past. The trick to fighting off these snack attacks is PLANNING! Healthy road trip...

Winter Clothing Guide for Outdoor Travel and Photography

Winter Clothing Guide for Outdoor Travel and Photography

We enjoy traveling during the winter when it’s the off season at many locations. But winter exploration and photography can be a love-hate struggle. Winter provides unique opportunities to see landscapes and scenes with glistening snow, festive lights, and rosy...

US National Park Packing List for Summer and Winter

US National Park Packing List for Summer and Winter

Do you have a list of US National Parks you want to visit like we do?  When it’s time to start packing for your trip, use our US National Park Packing List for summer and winter. The list is fairly comprehensive, and you may not need every item depending on...

National Park Ornaments Are Festive Vacation Keepsakes

National Park Ornaments Are Festive Vacation Keepsakes

Do you enjoy visiting National Parks in the US? If so, you may want to consider collecting National Park ornaments to relive the memories of your national park adventures. Decorating a tree with travel Christmas ornaments from the national parks is a fun way to...

10 Awesome Compact Travel Cameras

10 Awesome Compact Travel Cameras

We often get asked this question about our travel photography gear: "What is the best compact travel camera?" To answer this question, we decided that the criteria for a 'travel camera' for this article means: the camera must produce quality photos without sacrificing...

National Park Themed Gift Guide

National Park Themed Gift Guide

Do you know someone who enjoys camping, biking and hiking? And they REALLY enjoy doing these activities at US National Parks? There are so many practical and fun gift ideas that feature US National Parks. BUT our National Park themed gift guide helps you find that...

US National Parks Packing Lists

When it’s time to start packing for your trip, use our National Park Packing Lists. 

Plan a US National Park Vacation

There are a variety of accommodation options in or near the US National Parks that include campgrounds, hotels, motels, B&Bs and rentals of all types and in all price ranges.

If you like to use Airbnb or VRBO, be sure to see if it’s legal for the city you’re visiting.

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