Canyonlands National Park is one of America’s most distinctive landscapes. The canyons, mesas, arches and other amazing features that fill the park are almost otherworldly in their beauty. Improbably eroded formations and the twisted path of the Colorado and Green rivers as they tumble through the canyons before meeting in the center of the park make for near endless exploration opportunities. Much of the park is remote and challenging to reach on one level or another, but there are paved roads in places that make it accessible to nearly anyone.

The park is divided into three major districts: Island in the Sky, Needles and the Maze. Each is different from the other and worth your time to visit. To learn more about this interesting but challenging to visit park, read my detailed Canyonlands National Park article.

Below are some hi-resolution pictures from the park.

Shafer Trail, Canyonlands National Park, Moab Utah
Shafer Trail, Islands in the Sky
Canyonlands National Park Island in the Sky District, Utah
Island in the Sky District
Canyonlands National Park Island in the Sky District, Utah
Island in the Sky District
Upheaval Dome, Canyonlands National Park Island in the Sky District, Utah
Upheaval Dome, Island in the Sky District
Green River, Canyonlands National Park Island in the Sky District, Utah
Green River, Island in the Sky District
Canyonlands National Park Island in the Sky District, Utah
Island in the Sky District
Canyonlands National Park Island in the Sky District, Utah
Island in the Sky District
Canyonlands National Park Island in the Sky District, Utah
Island in the Sky District
Canyonlands National Park Island in the Sky District, Utah
Island in the Sky District
Canyonlands National Park Island in the Sky District, Utah
Island in the Sky District
Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park, Moab, Utah
Mesa Arch, Island in the Sky
Mesa Arch Trail Flowers, Canyonlands National Park, Moab, Utah
Mesa Arch Trail Flowers
Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park, Moab, Utah
Mesa Arch, Island in the Sky District
Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park, Island in the Sky District, Utah
Mesa Arch, Island in the Sky District

Read details about Canyonlands National Park here.

To read about other National Parks in America, go here.

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