What Information Is on a Canyonlands National Park Map?


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The National Park Service distributes a full color map of Canyonlands National Park that shows roads, trails, campsites, ranger stations, and major landmarks. The NPS also distributes a Canyonlands trip planning map that shows back country campsites, backpacking zones, and trail mileages, which are not included on the standard map.

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What Information Is on a Canyonlands National Park Map?
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Besides the full park maps, the NPS distributes three black-and-white maps of districts within the Canyonlands park: the Needles District, the Maze District and Orange Cliffs Unit, and the Island in the Sky District. These district maps include back country campsites, backpacking zones, four-wheel drive roads, and trail mileages. Each includes park rules, trail hiking times and distances, and wilderness safety tips. The NPS distributes the full color Canyonlands map at park entrance stations, and all Canyonlands maps are available to download free at the official Canyonlands NPS website.

Canyonlands National Park includes 337,598 acres of Utah desert wilderness, with no direct roads linking the major districts. Travel between any two districts takes two to six hours by car, and there is no public transportation within the park. There are four visitor centers within the park that sell books and maps of the Canyonlands, and three information centers in nearby towns.

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