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Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park

 

 

Location: Southeastern Utah   Map

Area: 337,598 acres (136,621 ha)

Info: (435) 710 2313

Area: 337,598 acres

When to go: spring- fall

Activities: hiking, biking, boating

www.nps.gov/cany

 

To see:

- Grand View Point

- rafting Cataract Canyon

- biking White Rim Road

 

 

 

Description of Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park lies in Southeastern Utah in United States. Canyonlands National Park covers an area of 337,598 acres (136,621 ha). Although it looks more like a landscape of Mars, this nature reserve boasts a great diversity in life that is concentrated in small patches around sources of water. Canyonlands National Park is located near a town of Moab in Southeastern Utah. Its landscape is shaped by two large canyons and its various branches that date back about 300 million years. The most beautiful views of the Canyonlands open in the areas of Grand View Point Overlook and Dead Horse Point. Famous author Edward Abbey who frequently visited these alien landscapes described Canyonlands National Park: "[Canyonlands is] the most weird, wonderful, magical place on earth- there is nothing else like it anywhere".

 

Canyonlands National Park was designated as a natural protected reserve by President Lyndon Johnson on September 12, 1964. It covers a total area of about 528 square miles or 1,366 square kolometers.

 

 

 

Fees and permits

Entrance fees are $5 for individuals on foot, bike or motorcycle, and $10 for private vehicles (fees are good for seven days). A Local Passport may be purchased for $25 and allows unlimited entry to Canyonlands National Park, Arches National Park, Hovenweep National Monument and Natural Bridges National Monument for one year.

There are several passes for groups traveling together in a private vehicle or individuals on foot or on bike. These passes provide free entry at national parks and national wildlife refuges, and also cover standard amenity fees at national forests and grasslands, and at lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation. These passes are valid at all national parks including Canyonlands National Park:

The $80 Annual Pass (valid for twelve months from date of issue) can be purchased by anyone. Military personnel can obtain a free annual pass in person at a federal recreation site by showing a Common Access Card (CAC) or Military ID.
U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over can obtain a Senior Pass (valid for the life of the holder) in person at a federal recreation site for $80, or through the mail for $90; applicants must provide documentation of citizenship and age. This pass also provides a fifty percent discount on some park amenities. Seniors can also obtain a $20 annual pass.
U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities can obtain an Access Pass (valid for the life of the holder) in person at a federal recreation site at no charge, or through the mail for $10; applicants must provide documentation of citizenship and permanent disability. This pass also provides a fifty percent discount on some park amenities.
Individuals who have volunteered 250 or more hours with federal agencies that participate in the Interagency Pass Program can receive a free Volunteer Pass.
4th graders can receive an Annual 4th Grade Pass that allows free entry for the duration of the 4th grade school year (September-August) to the bearer and any accompanying passengers in a private non-commercial vehicle. Registration at the Every Kid in a Park website is required.
In 2018 the National Park Service will offer four days on which entry is free for all national parks: January 15 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day), April 21 (1st Day of NPS Week), September 22 (National Public Lands Day), and November 11 (Veterans Day weekend).

Fees may be waived for groups whose purpose is educational rather than recreational; check with the park in advance for fee waiver details.

 

 

 

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