Canyonlands National Park with Kids

Kids will find a variety of fun things to do like hiking, biking, stargazing, and more! So pack up your bags and get ready for an unforgettable adventure with kids in Canyonlands!


Canyonlands Visitor Center and Ranger Programs

If this is your first time visiting the park, stop at the Canyonlands Island in the Sky Visitor Center and Needles Visitor Center. Take time to talk to the park ranger for information.

Canyonlands Junior Ranger Program

The Junior Ranger Program at Canyonlands is a fun kid activity! There are activities to complete in order to earn the Junior Ranger Badge and signed certificate. Grab the free Junior Ranger booklet at the Visitor Center.

Canyonlands Scenic Drives with Kids

You’ll see different views at Needles Canyonlands as you drive through the park. Stop at the pullouts to enjoy the diverse beauty of the stone spires in this part of the park.

Hiking in Canyonlands with Kids

Some easier hikes for kids include:

– Island in the Sky hikes for kids: Mesa Arch, Grand View Point, Aztec Butte and Upheaval Dome. – Canyonlands Needles hikes for kids: Roadside Ruin, Pothole Point, Cave Spring.

Stargazing in Canyonlands with kids

Stargazing at Canyonlands is another must-do activity with kids. On a clear night, the sky is literally filled with stars. 

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