Canyonlands Lodging Inside the Park
Canyonlands National Park has no lodging inside the park boundaries. The park is very remote, and is divided into three districts, two of which are accessible without major planning. The Island District is about 30 miles from Moab, which has grown into a large tourist hub in recent years, due to its proximity to both Canyonlands and nearby Arches National Park. The Needles District is about 45 miles from the town of Monticello.
Canyonlands Lodging Near the Park
Lodging in Moab
The town of Moab is where most people visiting the area will end up staying. Besides being the gateway to Arches National Park, it is the closest developed area to the Island District of Canyonlands. The Needles District, while a long distance from Moab, is possible, though not really suggested, as a day trip. Moab has an enormous number of lodging options, some of which are listed below. This area is in high demand in all but the winter months, and lodging rates are high.
Lodging in Monticello
The small town of Monticello is the closest civilization to the Needles District. Utah Highway 211, the road leading to Needles, is about 15 miles north of town. It is another 30 miles along this remote but well paved road to the park boundary. There are several lodging choices in town, which can be found via the Expedia link below.
Vacation Rentals near Canyonlands
Vacation rentals include a wide variety of lodging types, including cabins, apartments, private homes and more. They can sometimes be more economical for families or larger groups, and tend to offer the comforts of home. They are usually managed by individuals. Below you’ll find a link to vacation rentals near Moab and the Island District. Take care to confirm the location of the rental before booking.