Greetings from Canyonlands National Park

I visited Canyonlands National Park in Utah two summers ago, while on a cross-country road trip with three of my friends. I could not believe that a place like this actually existed. It was the first time in my life I had seen such steep cliffs and wide open basins. I felt so insignificant standing on the cliff’s edge, looking out over the surrounding landscape. It was an awesome trip and an unbelievable place.

Doug Vallar

Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park preserves an immense desert wilderness sculpted by the Green and Colorado rivers and featuring hundreds of colorful canyons, mesas, buttes, fins, arches and spires. The Island in the Sky District is the most accessible and popular section of the park — a mesa with spectacular views of the surrounding canyons. The Needles is a vaster territory below the Island in the Sky where visitors can hike among the sandstone spires and breathtaking rocks.

State(s): Utah

Established: 1964

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