Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park

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VISIT Canyonlands National Park:

Park Details

Canyonlands National Park was established on September 12, 1964, and has a total area of 337,598 acres (527 square miles, or 1,367 square kilometers).

Address Island in the Sky, Moab, UT, 84532
Phone435-719-2313
HoursOpen year-round, 24 hours a day
Entrance Fee$30 per vehicle, valid for 7 days
Learn MoreOfficial Website

When to Visit: Weather vs. Peak Visitation

Canyonlands National Park is the 79th most visited park in the country.

We crunched 30 years of historical weather and/or park service data to find the best months to visit Canyonlands National Park. We looked for the optimal temperatures, the least amount of snow and rain, and stayed away from peak visitation months if we could help it. All this data then helped us paint a picture as to what the absolute best time to visit Canyonlands National Park is.

Our data shows the best months to visit Canyonlands National Park are May, June, April & October.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Park Visits18,83720,16487,001116,971134,778110,50881,92265,853100,238102,73150,32322,268
Precipitation252835332513334435322523
Avg Temp434858687890949183705544
Max Temp5360728290981019793837057
Avg Temp303337425057676656453631
Min Temp182126313745565643332317
Temperature values in °F; Precipitation in Inches

Canyonlands National Park Road Trips

Many family vacations consist of stringing one or more national parks together during a week-long trip. Creating these types of trips is our specialty! Here are the road trips we've created where Canyonlands National Park is visited.

Trip NameTrip MilesTrip Days
Great Sand Dunes, Mesa Verde, Arches & Canyonlands7927
Dinosaur Diamond Prehistoric Highway Road Trip7008
Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Arches, Black Canyon to Rockies1,08612
Rocky Mountains, Arches to Canyonlands7169
Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon to Zion75010

Other Nearby National Park Sites

From national monuments, to historic sites to seashores and more, here are the other parks closest to Canyonlands National Park.

NameDistance
Arches National Park37 mi
Natural Bridges National Monument41 mi
Hovenweep National Monument66 mi
Capitol Reef National Park76 mi
Colorado National Monument84 mi
Yucca House National Monument86 mi
Mesa Verde National Park97 mi
Rainbow Bridge National Monument100 mi
Navajo National Monument111 mi
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park114 mi

Nearby Campsites & RV Parks

If you are looking to pitch a tent or park an RV at a campsite near Canyonlands National Park, here is a list of the closest campsites in the surrounding area. They all have slightly different amenitites, so its best to check them all out instead of just chosing the first on the list.

NameDetailsMiles Away
Squaw Flat - Canyonlands National ParkMonticello, UT more 3 miles
Hamburger RockMoab, UT more 5 miles
WindwhistleMoab, UT more 16 miles
Willow Flat - Island in the Sky - Canyonlands National ParkMoab, UT more 16 miles
Hatch PointMoab, UT more 17 miles
Dead Horse Point State ParkMoab, UT more 22 miles
EchoMoab, UT more 23 miles
Hunters CanyonMoab, UT more 25 miles
BuckboardUT more 26 miles
Williams BottomMoab, UT more 27 miles

Nearest Ski Resorts

For those of you who are the diehard outdoors type, visiting a national park on a ski trip can be quite the adventure. Here are the ski resorts within 100 miles of Canyonlands National Park:

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
None Found.

Nearest Airports

When visiting a National park, many people are faced with either a very long drive across country, or a much shorter flight. For those of you looking to fly into Canyonlands National Park, we've listed the closest airports in the area.

Large Airports

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airports to Canyonlands National Park.

NameCodeCityDistance
Salt Lake City International AirportSLCSalt Lake City, UT216 mi
Denver International AirportDENDenver, CO297 mi
Harry Reid International AirportLASLas Vegas, NV330 mi
Phoenix Sky Harbor International AirportPHXPhoenix, AZ350 mi
Lake Havasu City International AirportLHSLake Havasu City, AZ358 mi
Medium Airports

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airports to Canyonlands National Park.

NameCodeCityDistance
Grand Junction Regional AirportGJTGrand Junction, CO94 mi
Aspen-Pitkin Co/Sardy FieldASEAspen, CO172 mi
Provo-Utah Lake International AirportPVUProvo, UT176 mi
Eagle County Regional AirportEGEEagle, CO184 mi
Cedar City Regional AirportCDCCedar City, UT185 mi
Grand Canyon National Park AirportGCNGrand Canyon - Tusayan, AZ202 mi
San Luis Valley Regional Airport/Bergman FieldALSAlamosa, CO218 mi

Credits: Campground data provided by USCampgrounds.info. Map shapes from CartographyVectors. Weather data from NOAA. Airport data from OurAirports.com. Images from Unsplash, Flickr and Parks&Trips. All data has also been updated and augmented by Parks&Trips.