Canyonlands National Park Summer Activities

Canyonlands is subdivided along the Green and Colorado Rivers into four unique districts; The Needles, Island in the Sky, The Maze, and The Rivers. Enjoy activities like hiking, climbing, biking, river rafting, photography and more!


Canyonlands National Park is a stunning landscape located in Southeastern Utah. It's a great place for summer exploration!    There are a variety of Canyonlands summer activities to create an unforgettable experience.

It’s important to stay hydrated and use skin protection in Canyonlands National Park because the weather will be hot and dry!

– June: Highs 93° | Lows 60° F – July: Highs 100° | Lows 67° F – August: Highs 97° | Lows 66° 

Island in the Sky Scenic Drive is a must do activity! There are 10 amazing overlooks to enjoy and photograph. You will see different views as you drive through Needles Canyonlands and stop at all the pullouts.

Summer Scenic Drive at Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands is a real treat for photographers with it's unique landscape and history. Island in the Sky is great for sunset and sunrise photography.

Summer Photography at Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park is a Dark Sky Park.  On a clear night the sky is filled with stars! The remote location and clear skie enable incredible night sky views including the Milky Way.

Summer Stargazing at Canyonlands

Hiking in Canyonlands is one of the best ways to appreciate the park and its history.  There are easy trails for families and casual hikers and strenuous trails for those who want more of a challenge.

Summer Hiking at Canyonlands

You can ride on any public roadway at The Needles and Island in the Sky.  There are no shoulders or bike lanes. You'll find hundreds of miles of roads for mountain biking for day and overnight trips.

Summer Biking at Canyonlands

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