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Getting to Canyonlands National Park
There are three districts in Canyonlands, two of which are easily accessible by car. The Island in the Sky District is at the end of UT-313, 22 miles southwest of US-191. Drive 10 miles north of Moab on US-191 to reach UT-313. To access the Needles District, drive 14 miles north of Monticello or 40 miles south of Moab and turn left on UT-211. Follow this road 35 miles to the Needles Entrance.
Below you will find an interactive map showing the location of the Island in the Sky Visitor Center in Canyonlands. Following this are the official park maps provided by the National Park Service. You can view either the original PDF file or a simple JPEG image file (some of these files can be quite large). The map links will open in a new tab. Note that while these maps are useful for general navigation around the park, if you plan to do any hiking, you should really have a proper Canyonlands Trail Map.
Below you will find a list of airports most convenient for a trip to Canyonlands, listed in order of distance. For each airport we give useful links for further information on the airport, as well as flight and rental car bookings. These links already have the destination airport selected for your convenience. For price searches, simply enter your origin and dates.
- Grand Junction, CO (GJT): 122 miles by car to Canyonlands (Island in the Sky)
- Salt Lake City, UT (SLC): 247 miles by car to Canyonlands (Island in the Sky)
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