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Canyonlands National Park

4.3
Geologic Formations · Lookouts · Hiking Trails
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange. The dry desert climate and varied terrain draw recreation enthusiasts of various types, including hikers, backpackers, mountain bikers, four-wheel drivers, paddlers, and anglers. The park includes four districts: Island in the Sky, which is known for its expansive views and scenic drives; the Needles, named for the area's tall sandstone spires (it requires hiking or a four-wheel drive vehicle to visit its remote attractions); the Maze, an even more remote area with steep-walled canyons; and the Rivers, where you can navigate the park by water. Nearly 60 percent of park visitors stick to Island in the Sky; the other areas attract those looking for more of a backcountry experience. Plan your holiday in Canyonlands National Park and other destinations, from the rural, to the urban, and everything in between, using our United States road trip planning tool.
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Popular things to do in Canyonlands National Park

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Geologic Formation
Mesa Arch
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Geologic Formation
Island in the Sky
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Lookout
Grand View Point Overlook
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Canyon
The Needles
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Canyonlands National Park

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Geologic Formation
Natural Bridges National Monument Blanding
4.6
Duration: 8 hours
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Geologic Formation
Landscape Arch Arches National Park
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Hiking Trail
Devils Garden Trailhead Arches National Park
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Canyon
Little Wild Horse Canyon Utah
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Canyonlands National Park

Hiking Trail
White Rim Trail
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Scenic Drive
White Rim Road
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Canyon
Shafer Canyon Overlook
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Geologic Formation
The Maze
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

Trails in Canyonlands National Park

Hiking Trail
Shafer Trail
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Hiking Trail
Confluence Overlook Trail
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Hiking Trail
Murphy Point Trail
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Hiking Trail
Cave Spring
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Canyonlands National Park

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Geologic Formation
Upheaval Dome
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Geologic Formation
Great Gallery
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Canyon
Cataract Canyon
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Geologic Formation
White Crack
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

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