The entrance to the park is 5 miles north of Moab, Utah, on U.S. 191. To get there from Salt Lake City, about 240 miles away, follow I-15 south to Spanish Fork, take U.S. 6 southeast to I-70, and follow that east to Crescent Junction, where you'll pick up U.S. 191 south. From Grand Junction, Colorado, take I-70 west until you reach Crescent Junction, and then go south on U.S. 191.

The Nearest Airport -- Located 16 miles north of downtown Moab, Canyonlands Field (tel. 435/259-4849; www.moabairport.com) has daily scheduled flights between Moab and Denver and Moab and Las Vegas on Great Lakes Airlines (tel. 800/554-5111 or 435/259-0566; www.flygreatlakes.com) and car rentals from Enterprise (tel. 435/259-8505; www.enterprise.com). Shuttle service into Moab is also available from several companies, including Roadrunner Shuttle (tel. 435/259-9402; www.roadrunnershuttle.com) and Moab Luxury Coach (tel. 435/940-4212; www.moabluxurycoach.com).

The closest major airport is Grand Junction Regional Airport, about 112 miles east in Grand Junction, Colorado (tel. 970/244-9100; www.gjairport.com). It has direct flights or connections from most major cities on Allegiant, American/American Eagle, Continental, Delta, United, and US Airways. Car rentals are available at the airport from Alamo (tel. 970/243-3097), Avis (tel. 970/244-9170), Budget (tel. 970/244-9170), Enterprise (tel. 970/254-1700), Hertz (tel. 970/243-0747), and National (tel. 970/243-6626).

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Another option for air travelers is to fly into Salt Lake City International Airport (tel. 800/595-2442 or 801/575-2400; www.slcairport.com), about 240 miles from Moab, which has service from most major airlines and rental-car companies. You can rent a car at the airport and drive to Moab, or check with Roadrunner Shuttle or Moab Luxury Coach about current shuttle rates and schedules.

Amtrak (tel. 800/872-7245; www.amtrak.com) California Zephyr stops in Green River, about 52 miles north of Moab, and provides service to Salt Lake City and Grand Junction, Colorado. If you plan to go from Green River to Moab, make reservations with Roadrunner Shuttle or Moab Luxury Coach.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.