oldest evidence of human occupation in Canyonlands National Park dates
back an incredible 10,000 years to nomadic groups of
lowest elevation inside Canyonlands National Park is still over 3,700 feet
in altitude at the Colorado River. The highest elevation is over 7,100
feet at Cathedral Point.
*Around 50 species of mammals live within
Canyonlands National Park, including Desert bighorn sheep and black bears.
Where to stay?
Willow Flats campground is one of the two RV
camping options inside Canyonlands National Park. It’s a rustic campsite with
the beautiful Green River Overlook nearby.
The Needles Campground is inside Canyonlands National
Park. The nightly camping fee for an individual site is $20. The sites are
rustic with toilets, picnic tables, and fire rings.
Kane Creek RV park is located three miles south of
Moab between massive 600-foot red rock cliffs along the Colorado River. It’s an
amazing spot, but, again, this is a rustic campsite.
Best time to visit?
Winter in Canyonlands National Park is the slowest
season. Visitors are rare, and the park is quiet, but campgrounds are still
open and first-come, first-serve during the winter months.
Spring is one of the best times to visit
Canyonlands National Park. Spring wildflowers are in bloom, all the visitor
centers and roads are open.
Summer temperatures often exceed 100ºF in
Canyonlands National Park. The late summer monsoon season brings violent storm
cells, which can cause flash floods.
Fall is not unlike spring in Canyonlands
temperature-wise. Daytime highs average 60º to 70ºF and lows average 30º to
45ºF. The mild weather draws in thousands of visitors.
What is there to do?
is one of the top rock climbing destinations inside the national park. The
beautiful sandstone towers at Island in the Sky attract
thousands each year.
down Horseshoe Canyon on
horseback! You can see ancient Native American rock carvings at the Great
Gallery without breaking your back on the steep climb back.
* Try stargazing, and
experience the night sky as it should be—without light pollution! There
are over 2,000 visible stars and planets under normal conditions at
To see where you could visit Canyonlands National Park as part of a longer trip, please see our fantastic Tourbook with 33 suggested itineraries here
. For more information and how to book, contact your tour operator or travel agent.
Posted by: Cruise America & Canada RV Rentals Inc
Posted on: 20/04/2021