Destination: Canyonlands National Park

About Canyonlands National Park

Location:  Moab, Utah
Our Park Chasing List:  #94 – April 10, 2021
Famous For:  Where the famous Colorado and Green Rivers Converge

Destination Quick Guide

When to Visit

Canyonlands National Park and the Moab, Utah area gets HOT between May and September.  Spring and Fall are the best time to visit the park when daytime temperatures are warm but not scorching. It’s also the most popular time to visit the park, so expect busier trails and parking areas.

Nearby National Park Units

Arches National Park is part of the Utah “BIG 5” and is commonly combined with visits to these other parks:

The Best of Canyonlands National Park

Our favorites at Canyonlands National Park:

  • Green River Overlook
  • Grand View Point Trail
  • The Needles District
Park Chasers at Arches National Park Sign
Delicate Arch

Our Canyonlands National Park Guides:

The Best Canyonlands Trip Planning Resources:

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Indigenous Connections to Canyonlands National Park

As part of our commitment to a more Diverse NPS, Park Chasers wants to acknowledge that the lands we now enjoy were once the home of many different indigenous communities.

According to the National Park Service (nps.gov):

“Canyonlands has been home to people for over 10,000 years. Traditions and ways of life developed and changed as cultures interacted with each other and the landscape. People moved and migrated. They communicated stories and passed on knowledge. Canyonlands is a living, dynamic cultural landscape that many still call home today.” 

Park Chasers recognizes that the lands around Canyonlands are home to members of the:

  • Pueblo of Zuni (or A:shiwi),
  • the Hopi Tribe,
  • the Southern Ute Indian Tribe,
  • Ute Indian Tribe-Uintah and Ouray,
  • the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah, and
  • the Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians.

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