Canyonlands National Park Travel Guide

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Canyonlands National Park Overview

Canyonlands, Utah's largest national park is a landscape of countless canyons, mesa, arches and buttes carved over millions of years by the mighty Colorado and Green Rivers that flow through it and divides the park into three main districts. It is located on the outskirts of Moab 240 miles (386 kilometers)southeast of Salt Lake City and approximately 100 miles (161 kilometers) southwest of Grand Junction, Colorado.

The three main districts of Canyonlands, are the Island in the Sky, which is the most popular and most visited, the Needles and the Maze which is the most remote and least visited. The park offers world class whitewater rafting, hiking trails, mountain biking and countless 4x4 offroad trails.

While Canyonlands contains arches, it doesn't have the sheer number that it's sister national park, Arches National Park has just a short crows flight aways on the other side of Moab. Canyonlands looks more like the surface of the moon then something you would expect on Planet Earth. It may look void of all life but Canyonlands contains countless plants and animals that are able to endure this seemily hostile environment. Bighorn Sheep, Mule Deer, Coyotes, Bobcats, Mountain Lions and various birds of prey are some of the wildlife present in the park. Lizards though rule the land.