Canyonlands National Park preserves a colorful landscape eroded into canyons, mesas, and buttes by the Colorado River and its tributaries. The rivers divide the park into four districts: The Island in the Sky, the Needles, the Maze, and the rivers themselves.
The Island in the Sky is the most accessible district, offering expansive views from many overlooks along the paved scenic drive. The Needles offers more of a backcountry experience, requiring some hiking or four-wheel driving. The Maze is a remote district requiring considerably more time to visit.
●Driving time to the visitor center from Moab is about 40 minutes.
●On average 423,792 people visit the park each year.
Mesa Arch: .5 miles roundtrip, 30 minutes A mild walk out to an arch perched right on a cliff edge. Start the hike at Mesa Arch parking lot.