Canyonlands National Park

False Kiva in Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park, the second largest in the state of Utah, has hundreds of colorful canyons, hills, arches, spires and hoodoos (tall thin pointed geological formations, towering above the arid basins). The central part of the park consists of two large canyons carved into layers of sedimentary rocks rivers Green and Colorado. Park infrastructure is largely different from other US national parks. The roads are mostly unpaved, camping has no running water, and hiking trails are rather primitive. It was made advisedly, so Canyonlands National Park remains one of the few parts of the primitive wilderness.

The park is huge and is divided into four parts. Island in the Sky – a highland plateau located between the rivers Green and Colorado, serves as a lookout tower park. Maximum altitude – 1828 m on each of its observation deck offers a wonderful landscape of space, distance and light. This part of the park is the most readily available to the public.

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Needles – landscape Eagle is a collection of rock spires, arches, canyons, caves. They were named in honor of the red-and-white striped sandstone spires. Eagle is located in the south-eastern part of Canyonlands National Park. This is the lowest part of the park. Maze covers a total area of 46 sq. m. It is a set of canyons, which you can reach by foot. Labyrinth is one of the most remote places on earth. For road transport, only car and tourist bus are available. Horseshoe Canyon is located at the bottom of Canyonlands National Park. It is known primarily for its rock carvings dating from the period of 1700 years BC – 500 years BC.

Canyonlands National Park is located near the town of Moab and attracts tourists with the opportunity to see the beauty of wildlife. The age of these places is about 300 million years. In the central part of the park there are two large canyons, which by their size are a little smaller than the Grand Canyon. The tress in the park are quirky, because of the drought, they produce only one or two new branches. Areas with Grand View Point Overlook and Dead Hourse point open the most beautiful views of the Canyonlands National Park. The park area is about 527.5 square miles or 1,366 square kilometers.

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