December Vacation Ideas in Canyonlands

Canyonlands is a remote park so it’s important to know what to expect: services available, road conditions, weather, and more!


Visitor's Centers in Canyonlands in December

In winter, Needles Visitor Center is closed. There is a pay phone and rangers on duty. Water is only available at the Visitor Center. 

Scenic Drives in Canyonlands in December

Island in the Sky Scenic Drive may close for snow storms. If there is snow, and the road is open, you’ll love seeing the white snow against the red rock canyons!

Hiking at Canyonlands in December

If snow's on the ground, you may need snowshoes along the Island in the Sky and Needles hikes. When the trails become icy, you may need traction devices for your shoes.

Photographing Canyonlands in December

Winter Canyonlands National Park photography is amazing, especially after a snow storm! 

Off-Road Trails in Canyonlands in December

 If the Shafer Trail is open, and you have the right vehicle, we recommend this challenging, unpaved backcountry road from Island in the Sky to Moab.

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