Canyonlands National Park Things to Do

  • View of arch through tree line
    View of arch through tree line
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  • Eroded flat surface in water flow area
    Eroded flat surface in water flow area
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  • Eroded buttes are plentiful
    Eroded buttes are plentiful
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Best Rated Things to Do in Canyonlands National Park

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    The Monitor and Merrimac

    by Jim_Eliason Written May 12, 2007

    These 2 buttes are named after the famous civil war ironside ships. These are 600 ft high and composed of navajo sandstone.

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    Buck Canyon Overlook

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Feb 5, 2013

    This overlook gives dramatic views of Buck Canyon below and the White Rim 4 wheel drive road leading down into it.

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    Grand View Overlook

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Feb 8, 2009

    This overlook is on the very end of the Island in the Sky Mesa that juts out between the canyons formed by the Colorado and Green Rivers. This point gives the widest views of the canyons below.

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    Dead Horse Point

    by keithfan Updated Sep 19, 2004

    You must at least view at best camp at Dead Horse Point. Spectacular classic view of the Green River Gooseneck. See the sunset and sunrise for best shots.

    Dead Horse Point at Dawn
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    Camping in the Canyonlands

    by markftlaud Written Jan 31, 2004

    Camping in the remote Needles and Maze sections was one of the greatest experiences in my life. It was the most remote I have ever been. In five days I saw about twenty other people.

    Camping in the Canyonlands.
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    The desert eco system of the Canyonlands

    by markftlaud Written Feb 1, 2004

    The Canyonlands and most of southern Utah is desert. The best time to visit is in the Spring or fall. Summers are very hot. When hiking bring a lot of water with you.

    Dead tree in the Canyonlands
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    Looking down at the Colorado River from the Maze

    by markftlaud Written Feb 1, 2004

    This was my backyard view from the Dollhouse. I can not say enough about how spectacular this land is. You just look over vast wild land that seems to go on forever.

    The Colorado River
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    Canyonland Cliffs

    by markftlaud Written Feb 1, 2004

    It is hard to describe how wild and remote this land is. I don't think my photos can convey the image I really saw with my eyes.

    The Maze section of the Canyonlands.
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    Trails to follow

    by Combinedefx Written Feb 8, 2004

    There are several trails to walk, many only one quarter of a mile and one half mile. They do provide much to look at and explore.
    The expansive views are remarkable.

    Potholes, mushrooms, and far away lands
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    Explore all you can

    by Combinedefx Updated Feb 8, 2004

    There is always something new around every corner. Strange rock formations pop up here and there to keep things interesting.

    Along a trail in the Needles section
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