THANK YOU for making history with us and joining in the fun!

Created on September 12, 1964, Canyonlands National Park has been celebrating its 50th anniversary during 2014! On September 11th, 12th, and 13th in Moab and in the Needles, people who love Canyonlands and our Southeast Utah National Parks came from all over the country to participate. Continue the celebration through the rest of the year and get out for a visit to Canyonlands National Park.

Here’s to the NEXT 50 years of inspiration, solitude and adventure at this special place!


On September 12, 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed legislation creating of one of American’s most spectacular national parks, Canyonlands National Park.

The Friends of Arches and Canyonlands Parks joined by the National Park Service celebrated Canyonlands National Park’s 50th anniversary at the Needles on September 12th, 2014.

Consider this the time to be inspired by the vast wilderness character of Canyonlands, and enjoy the solitude and adventure it offers. Continue the celebration.


“That in order to preserve an area in the State of Utah possessing superlative scenic, scientific, and archeologic features for the inspiration, benefit and use of the public, there is hereby established the Canyonlands National Park…”

A Special THANK YOU To Our Partners