Canyonlands Maps

If you’re looking for a Canyonlands map, you’ve come to the right place; currently I’ve collected 18 free Canyonlands National Park maps to view and download. (PDF files and external links will open in a new window.) Mostly these are trail maps, focusing on each district of the park, but there are also some more general full-park maps too. You can also browse the best-selling Canyonlands maps and guidebooks on Amazon.

If you want advice on trip-planning, view my opinionated Canyonlands Maps and Guide page to read my own tips about how to best plan your visit with these Canyonlands maps.

Canyonlands map from the park brochures

Canyonlands mapThis is the newest official Canyonlands map, which shows the park in much more topographic detail than the previous ones below. Click the image to view a full size JPG (2.4 mb) or download the PDF (14.6 mb).

Canyonlands National Park mapThis is the previous Canyonlands National Park map, showing each area of the park: Island in the Sky, Needles, and the Maze. Click the image to view a full size JPG (1.8 mb) or downoad the PDF (8.0 mb).

Canyonlands older park mapThis is the older version of the Canyonlands brochure map. It isn’t as nice looking as the ones above, but it prints out nicer. Click the image to view a full size GIF (700 kb) or download the PDF (400 kb).

Canyonlands district maps

Canyonlands Island in the Sky mapThe Island In the Sky map (300 kb) crops the park map down to show only the Island in the Sky district – the one nearest Moab and most-visited of Canyonlands. Here you’ll find short trails to amazing overlooks.

Canyonlands Needles mapThis Needles map (200 kb) shows only the Needles district of the park, which is more remote than Island in the Sky and has more hiking trail options. This has a real wilderness feeling and some great long hikes.

Canyonlands Maze mapThe Maze map (500 kb) shows only the very remote Maze district and the 4×4/jeep roads required to reach this area from the west (it is not accessible by car from the east, though you could take a jet boat).

Canyonlands Horseshoe Canyon mapThis is a Horseshoe Canyon map (120 kb), which shows a completely separate unit of Canyonlands National Park (accessed from the west) that was established more recently to protect amazing pictographs.

Canyonlands trail maps

Purchase trail map from AmazonPurchase trail map from AmazonThe maps below are great for simple day hikes that stick close to the road, although they don’t show topographic lines or enough detail for more in-depth hikes. The National Geographic Trails Illustrated map shows the park in enough detail for these longer hikes and overnight trips. There are also detail maps for the Needles District and Maze District available, which are recommended for backpacking, cycling, and 4WD vehicle trips.

Canyonlands Island in the Sky mapThis map of Canyonlands trails shows the Island in the Sky district (300 kb), nearest to Moab. This is the area of Canyonlands most easily visited by car; this map shows what you’ll find at the viewpoints.

Canyonlands Needles mapThis is a map of the Needles district (250 kb), a hiker’s paradise. Chesler Park, Druid Arch, and the Colorado/Green River confluence are all accessible on Needles hikes or 4WD adventures.

Canyonlands The Maze mapThis is a map of the Maze (300 kb), Canyonlands’ most remote and wild district. It’s a pain in the neck to get to and for experienced hikers and jeep drivers only, but has incredible rugged scenery.

Canyonlands trail mapThis is a full Canyonlands trail map, showing each of the three maps above combined onto a single large map. Click the image to view a full size GIF (800 kb) or download the PDF (500 kb).

Canyonlands Upheaval Dome mapThis is an Upheaval Dome map (40 kb), showing the trails surrounding Upheaval Dome in the Island in the Sky district in northern Canyonlands National Park. You can do a short walk to the overlook or full-day hikes.

Canyonlands Cave Spring trail mapThe Cave Spring trail map (100 kb) shows this short loop trail located in the Needles District that includes a couple ladders, pictographs, and an old cowboy camp. And, well, Cave Spring naturally.

Canyonlands lodging map

Interactive Canyonlands lodging mapTo the right you can open up the interactive lodging map of Moab, which is definitely where you’ll want to stay for your Canyonlands visit. You might also want to browse the highest-rated Moab lodging to compare prices, location, and reviews. Or if you’re looking for something quieter and closer to the Needles District, check out the Monticello, UT listings, which will put you about 30 minutes closer to the Needles.

Canyonlands terrain map

Canyonlands terrain mapThis amazing Canyonlands terrain map (9.9 mb) shows most of the Maze and Needles district in a very attractive (and large!) three-dimensional perspective. Use map this to plot out your hiking adventures.

Canyonlands geologic maps

Canyonlands geologic mapThis Canyonlands geologic map (6.1 mb) plots the rock layers onto a park map that shows roads, points of interest, and topographic relief, making it easy to find rock types as you visit the park.

Canyonlands National Park geologic mapHere’s a geologic map of Canyonlands (5.3 mb) that shows just the rock layers, without the park landmarks and 3D effects like on the map above. This makes it slightly easier to pick out the contrasts in rock types.

Canyonlands vegetation map

Canyonlands vegetation mapThe Canyonlands vegetation map (3.7 mb) identifies the various types of vegetation communities within the park (lots of pinyon pine and juniper), as well as areas that are just bare rock.

…and more!

If you want advice on trip-planning, view my opinionated Canyonlands Maps and Guide page to read my own tips about how to best plan your visit with these Canyonlands maps.

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