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Canyonlands National Park, Utah

 
Canyonlands may be the lesser known of the Canyon Country parks but it is no less spectacular and it has far fewer visitors. But be forewarned, the grandeur of this U.S. National Park is difficult to ascertain on a whirlwind tour. Not only is Canyonlands the largest park in Utah much of it is remote and difficult to reach. What's more, at Canyonlands, no two views are the same. Lofty overlooks at Island in the Sky give way to varying panoramas. Canyons, spires and fins as well as the snaking, green-blue rivers roughly 2,000 feet below take on a different light at each bend in the trail. Upheav... Read Moreal dome, a favorite with the kids, is otherworldly whether it was created by a meteorite or underlying salt bed. The Maze, the most remote of the three districts at Canyonlands National Park, is a 30-square-mile sandstone puzzle of oddly shaped monoliths. The Needles with its red and white-banded pinnacles is an enormous rock garden intermittent with grassy green meadows. Cataract Canyon, as the raging rapids below the Confluence are known, offers a ground floor view not to mention a world-class stretch of white water. So when you plan your trip to Cayonlands with kids remember to slow down, take your time and discover. This is one of the last remnants of wild America after all.
Green River Overlook, Canyonlands

Green River Overlook, Canyonlands

National Park Service

Colorado River, Canyonlands

Colorado River, Canyonlands

National Park Service

Chesler Park, Canyonlands

Chesler Park, Canyonlands

National Park Service

Potholes, Canyonlands

Potholes, Canyonlands

National Park Service

 
Cool Tourist Attractions in Canyonlands National Park
 

County Road 142

Canyonlands National Park

Utah 84532

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Set high on vertical sandstone cliffs, Island in the Sky commands spectacular views of spires, fins and canyons, independent of the direction you look. Yet the vistas aren't the only attraction at this Canyonlands district. Erosion and weathering, responsible for the monoliths you see, will one day transf ... Read More
Set high on vertical sandstone cliffs, Island in the Sky commands spectacular views of spires, fins and canyons, independent of the direction you look. Yet the vistas aren't the only attraction at this Canyonlands district. Erosion and weathering, responsible for the monoliths you see, will one day transform this mesa top into an inaccessible butte. The family-oriented, ranger-led programs are about things kids like: biological soil crust and potholes as well as drawing and pantomime. Miles of trails both short and long make Island in the Sky a great place to explore on foot. The nearly 20 miles of paved scenic drive ensure this section of Canyonlands National Park easy to navigate. But be sure there are no guardrails here.
Interpretive Programs
Hiking
Camping
Island in the Sky, Canyonlands

Island in the Sky, Canyonlands

Alfredo De Simone

Kid-Friendly Accommodations in Canyonlands National Park

Camping / Caravan

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