United States Utah

Canyonlands National Park

Vast Utah destination with dramatic desert landscapes carved by the Colorado River, featuring mesas, buttes, and Native American rock art.

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In Moab you get two for one: The Arches and the Canyonlands. This second part of the great Utah southeast is a true majesty of a reserve. It’s split into a few sectors all bisected by the snaking Colorado and Green rivers. The iconic area known as the Island in the Sky is best for sweeping views of the stunning White Rim ridge that stands more than 1,200 feet up. Beyond that are the pinnacles of The Needles area, followed by the inaccessible mesas and cliffs of The Maze.

seeker 3 years ago

Much less crowded than the Grand Canyon but still spectacular views and more kid-friendly hikes available. We only had time for two: Mesa Arch (about 0.6 mile roundtrip) and Whale Rock (about 1 mile roundtrip). Awesome!

amanda.t.dwyer 3 years ago

Needles section - hiking, camping, birding. Unique and remote.

lwithrow 3 years ago

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