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Canyonlands National Park Trails

Canyonlands National Park: Elephant Hill to Squaw Flat Camp

Miles from anywhere, this 5.3-mile dayhike slides over sandstone mounds, into a shallow canyon, and under orange spires in the Needles District.

Canyonlands National Park: Horseshoe Canyon

This 7.1-miler in redrock country showcases art you’ll never see in a big-city gallery–some of the world’s best-preserved pictographs and petroglyphs.

Canyonlands National Park: Colorado-Green Rivers Confluence

Cruise desert slickrock and sand on this 10.4-mile dayhike to an impressive canyon-top lookout high above the Colorado and Green Rivers.

Canyonlands National Park: Golden Stairs-Sweet Alice Loop

Outrageous spires and hidden springs highlight this 3-day loop through the Maze District.

Canyonlands National Park: Gooseberry-Dogleg Loop

Plunge from Island in the Sky to the Colorado River on this 3-day slickrock adventure.

Canyonlands National Park: Hayduke Trail Section

This eight-day, off-trail route explores southern Utah’s labyrinthine canyon country–slots, hoodoos, mesas, and bizarre sandstone formations.

Canyonlands National Park: Salt Creek-Lavender Canyon Loop

Anasazi ruins, slickrock scrambles, and a wealth of arches spice up a rugged 4-day tour of the Needles.

Canyonlands National Park: Lost Hiker Loop

See what others have missed on this awesome canyon tour.

Canyonlands National Park: Lathrop Canyon

Take a plunge off Island in the Sky Mesa with this 11.1-mile out and back that drops 1,500-feet for excellent views of the White Rim bench and Lower Lathrop Canyon.

Canyonlands National Park: Upheaval Dome

Is it a meteorite or a salt formation? Gather your own conclusions about the origins of this mysterious ring of rock on this challenging, 7.6-mile loop in Canyonlands National Park.

Canyonlands National Park: Alcove Spring to Upheaval Canyon

Circle through giant gorges and sleep at a riverfront campsite on this 19.3-mile loop in Canyonlands National Park.

Canyonlands National Park: White Rim Trail

Ride the park’s famed 4WD road on this classic route in Canyonlands National Park.

Canyonlands National Park: Colorado-Green Packrafting Route

You’ll explore some of most remote corners of Canyonlands National Park and paddle down the Colorado and Green Rivers on this multi-day, 55.2-mile packrafting route.

Canyonlands National Park: Chesler Park to Salt Creek Canyon

Hit up the park’s highlights—slickrock scrambles, mesa-top views, and hoodoo-dotted canyons—on this seven-day trek in Canyonlands National Park.

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