Where Natural Arches Frame Beautiful Landscapes
Steer a kayak through white-water rapids, tackle the terrain on a mountain bicycle and camp overnight in the 136,621-hectare Canyonlands National Park, where adventures await those who want to visit for an hour or a week. Wake up the next day with a mission to climb a sandstone tower, ride a horse and take an 88-kilometer sightseeing tour in a four-wheel drive vehicle. End the day gazing at the stars above while planning more outings in the desert landscape, which might include a visit to scenic spots overlooking the mighty Colorado and Green rivers. Don’t want to trek alone? Enlist a guide for a backcountry excursion.
The Canyonlands National Park is located on the very eastern side of Utah wows with striking red buttes, delicate natural arches and stunning views of the rushing Colorado River and its tributaries. The park is divided into with three incredibly distinct districts — the Island in the Sky, the Needles, the Maze — plus the rivers themselves.
Island in the Sky - Island in the Sky is the most accessible district, offering expansive views from many overlooks along the paved scenic drive, several hikes of varying length and a moderate four-wheel-drive route called the White Rim Road
The Needles - The Needles offers more of a back-country experience, requiring some hiking or four-wheel driving to see the area's attractions.
The Maze - The Maze is a remote district requiring considerably more time and self-reliance to visit. The Orange Cliffs Unit (5) on the western boundary is co-administered by Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.
Horseshoe Canyon Unit - Northwest of The Maze, Horseshoe Canyon is a day-use area with stunning American Indian rock art panels.
There is no lodging or dining facilities in the park, lodging and dining options in these nearby communities:
Moab - northeast of Canyonlands, nearest to Island in the Sky
Monticello - southeast of Canyonlands, nearest to The Needles
Green River - north of Canyonlands, near The Maze
Hanksville - west of Canyonlands, near The Maze
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