Canyonlands Maps

If you’re looking for a Canyonlands map, you’ve come to the right place; currently I’ve collected 16 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 crops the park map down to show only the Island in the Sky district – the one nearest Moab and most-visited of Canyonlands. Click the image to view a full size JPG (300 kb).

Canyonlands Needles mapThis Needles map shows only the Needles district of the park, which is more remote than Island in the Sky and has more hiking trail options. Click the image to view a full size JPG (200 kb).

Canyonlands Maze mapThe Maze map 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). Click the image to view a full size JPG (500 kb).

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, nearest to Moab. This is the area of Canyonlands most easily visited by car. Click the image to view a full size GIF (300 kb).

Canyonlands Needles mapThis is a map of the Needles district, a hiker’s paradise.  Chesler Park, Druid Arch, and the Colorado/Green River confluence are all accessible on Needles hikes. Click the image to view a full size GIF (250 kb).

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

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, showing the trails surrounding Upheaval Dome in the Island in the Sky district in northern Canyonlands National Park. Click the image to view a full size GIF (40 kb).

Canyonlands lodging map

Interactive Canyonlands lodging mapTo the left you can open up the Hotels.com interactive Canyonlands lodging map, focusing on Moab – the closest town to Canyonlands and Arches National Park. For more detail, you can also see a listing of Moab lodging options with images and text descriptions. Or if you’re looking for something quieter and closer to the Needles District, check out the Monticello, UT listings – 30 minutes closer to the Needles.

Artistic Canyonlands map

Canyonlands terrain mapThis amazing Canyonlands terrain map shows most of the Maze and Needles district in a very attractive (and large!) three-dimensional perspective. Click the image to view a full size JPG (9.9 mb).

Canyonlands geologic maps

Canyonlands geologic mapThis Canyonlands geologic map plots the rock layers onto a park map that shows roads, points of interest, and topographic relief. Click the image to view a full size JPG (6.1 mb).

Canyonlands National Park geologic mapHere’s a geologic map of Canyonlands that shows just the rock layers, without the park landmarks and 3D effects like on the map above. Click the image to view a full size JPG (5.3 mb).

Canyonlands vegetation map

Canyonlands vegetation mapThe Canyonlands vegetation map identifies the various types of vegetation communities within the park, as well as areas that are just bare rock. Click the image to view a full size JPG (3.7 mb).

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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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