Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park is the largest national park in Utah. It was carved by the Colorado and Green rivers. Cataract Canyon is a popular place to go river rafting. The park has four distinct areas: Island in the Sky (paved roads, visitor center, campgrounds, picnic areas)The Maze (no paved roads)The Needles (paved roads, visitor center,... Continue Reading →

Canyonlands – Neck Spring

A unique hike, but it wasn't one of our favorites in the park. The most interesting part was seeing the remnants of some of the earlier settlers. They had to get creative when it came to keeping and transporting water. Distance:             5.81 miles RTTime:             ... Continue Reading →

Canyonlands – Mesa Arch Loop

This quick hike to Mesa Arch is well worth your time.  It is the most famous arch in Canyonlands.  We didn't visit any other arches, but apparently there are more than 80 arches in the park.   Distance: .70 miles RTTime: 30 minutesStart: GrandView Point Rd pullout just before Upheaval dome road intersectionDifficulty: EasyElevation Gain: 67... Continue Reading →

Canyonlands – Upheaval Dome

One of the must do hikes in Canyonlands National Park is Upheaval Dome. One of my sons wants to be a geologist so this was an especially interesting hike for him. He and I hiked to both overlooks. The first overlook is only a 0.6 mile RT hike and takes you to a really decent... Continue Reading →

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