Canyonlands Visitor Center

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Island in the Sky

To reach the Island, take U.S. Highway 191 to Utah Highway 313 (10 mi/16 km north of Moab, or 22 mi/35 km south of I-70) and then drive southwest 22 mi/35 km. Driving time to the visitor center from Moab is roughly 40 minutes. Open 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Closed December 25. A park orientation video is shown on request. Special interpretive programs may be arranged for groups by contacting the visitor center. Exhibits describe the natural and cultural history of the area. Small sales area features books, maps and other publications.

Maze District (Hans Flat)

Located two and one-half hours from Green River, Utah. From I-70, take Utah Highway 24 south for 24 miles. A left hand turn just beyond the turnoff to Goblin Valley State Park will take you along a two-wheel-drive dirt road 46 miles (76 km) southeast to the ranger station. Open 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Closed December 25. Exhibits describe the natural and cultural history of the Maze area. Small sales area features books, maps and other publications. Backcountry permits issued until one half hour before close of business each day. (435)259-2652

The Needles District

On U.S. Highway 191, drive 40 miles (60 km) south of Moab or 14 miles (22 km) north of Monticello, then take Utah Highway 211 roughly 35 miles (56 km) west. Highway 211 ends in the Needles, and is the only paved road leading in and out of the district. Open 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Closed December 25. A park orientation video is shown on request. Special interpretive programs may be arranged for groups by contacting the visitor center. Exhibits describe the natural and cultural history of the Needles area. Small sales area features books, maps and other publications. (435)259-4711

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