Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park is spectacular! Not as deep or extensive as the Grand Canyon but equally as impressive in its own unique way. The park is a regular stop on our Mighty 5 and Grand Circle tours. The Colorado River forms the main section of the canyon with the Green River joining the Colorado from the west a short distance south of the Island in the Sky district. Speaking of districts, the park is divided in to three distinct areas, Island In the Sky to the north closest to Moab, the Needles, and the Maze districts to the south. If time is limited I recommend visiting Island in the Sky and adding a stop at Dead Horse Point State Park that offers one of the best views of the canyon. More details are available at the map below. (Scroll to the bottom for map and directions)

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Maze Overlook Campground Maze Overlook Campground Utah
Canyonlands Needles District Visitor Center UT-211 Moab, UT 84532
Canyonlands National Park Island in the Sky Grand View Point Rd Moab, UT 84532
Angels Landing 37.271824569323314,-112.95006239968319
Red Cliffs National Conservation Area 37.21113032013738, -113.40122399598744
Padre Canyon Trailhead Tuacahn South Parking Lot, Ivins, UT, USA
Forrest Gump Point Forrest Gump Point, Utah
Kolob Canyon in Winter East Kolob Canyon Road, New Harmony, UT, USA
The Watchman The Watchman, Utah, USA
Two Top Mountain West Yellowstone, MT, USA
Capitol Reef National Park Capitol Reef, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, USA
The Wave The Wave Trail, Kanab, UT, USA
The Wave Trailhead Wire Pass, Utah, USA
La Sal Mountains La Sal Mountains, Utah, USA
Old Junkers Jacobs Chair, Utah, USA
Gifford Farm Fruita, UT, USA
Head of the Rocks Overlook of the Grand Staircase Escalante NM Escalante Canyon, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah, USA
Bryce Point at Bryce Canyon National Park Bryce Canyon, UT, USA
Newspaper Rock Newspaper Rock, Monticello, UT
Acoma Pueblo Acoma Pueblo, NM, USA
Yellowstone Bison Yellowstone Lake, Wyoming, USA
Broken Arch Trail Arches National Park
Delicate Arch Arches National Park, Moab, UT
Hackberry General Store Hackberry, AZ, USA