As the largest national park in Utah, Canyonlands National Park is a mecca encompassing over 337,000 acres of colorful canyons, spires, arches, buttes, and mesas. This unique Western landscape is so massive and diverse that it’s divided into four districts.
The Island in the Sky is the most accessible district, overlooking sheer sandstone cliffs. The Needles in the southeast corner of the park is a majestic setting filled with colorful spires of Cedar Mesa sandstone that dot the region. The Maze is the most remote area of the park but is an enchanting landscape filled with orange cliffs and jagged rock formations unlike anywhere else in the county. The Rivers is where the heart of the Colorado and Green rivers converge amidst high canyons and sunny desert, making it the perfect space for aquatic adventure.
With warm, dry summers and wet winters, Canyonlands National Park offers spectacular natural splendor no matter what time of year you visit. From hiking, biking, and horseback riding to kayaking, climbing, and stargazing, Canyonlands offers seemingly endless possibilities to get away from it all in the serenity of raw wilderness.
The park is home to a diverse habitat of plants and animals that can survive in this rugged landscape from cacti and desert wildflowers to mule deer and lizards. You can learn all about the natural history and diversity of the park at any of the three visitor centers located in separate districts.
The Canyonlands has tons of amazing natural attractions just waiting to be discovered on your next RV getaway. Take a thrilling sunrise hike to the Mesa Arch, or snap photos of the gigantic Druid Arch. Enjoy climbing the cliff walls at Indian Creek, or soak in the panoramic canyon views at the Grand View Point Overlook. Families exploring the park can take advantage of the many programs and activities for children as well.
While each district offers many different nature trails for all ability levels, you won’t want to miss a chance to strike out from your camper for a short hike to White Rim Overlook. Here, you can take in jaw-dropping views of the La Sal Mountains, Monument Basin, and the Colorado River. While you're in the area, be sure to visit nearby Arches National Park.
The park offers two campgrounds with sites for RV camping. The Island in the Sky Campground at Willow Flat offers 12 sites that are open year-round. Guests at this campground have access to public Wi-Fi at the Island in the Sky Visitor Center. The Needles Campground features 27 individual campsites and three group camping sites suitable for RVs. Sites are open for reservations in the spring and fall but operate first come, first served in the summer and winter. Both campgrounds offer access to restrooms and grated fire pits and are pet-friendly.