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Getting to Canyonlands National Park
Driving to Canyonlands
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.
If you’d like to plot directions from your location use the interactive map below. The marker shows the location of the Island in the Sky Visitor Center in Canyonlands.
Flying to Canyonlands
Below you will find a list of airports most convenient for a trip to Canyonlands, listed in order of distance. For each airport we provide direct links to browse available flights and cars. For price searches, simply enter your origin and dates.
Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT)
Located in Grand Junction, Colorado, 122 miles by car to Canyonlands (Island in the Sky)
Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ)
Located in Montrose, Colorado, 179 miles by car to Canyonlands (Island in the Sky)
Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)
Located in Salt Lake City, Utah, 247 miles by car to Canyonlands (Island in the Sky)
Official Park Map
Below is the official park map 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). Note that while this map is useful for general navigation around the park, if you plan to do any hiking, you should really have a proper Canyonlands Trail Map.