Visit Canyonlands National Park

 

It doesn’t get much more primitive than the Canyonlands National Park, but the four districts of the park each offer a plethora of adventures and activities. The four districts include The Needles, Island in the Sky, The Maze, and the actual rivers.
This park contains 337,598 acres of land and it is filled with canyons, arches, buttes, and mesas. Everything within the park was created from the water and gravity, which is why it is all a beautiful rugged landscape that needs to be respected and treated well.

The Island of the Sky district is the easiest one to access and people will find numerous hiking trails there as well as a phenomenal scenic driving route. The Needles district has a more backcountry feel, and it will be necessary for everyone to hike or use a four-wheel vehicle to access many of the spaces there.

The Maze is quite remote, and people will need to be self-sufficient to venture out into the area. The rivers are the perfect spots for white water rafting or calmer boating trips depending on what river a person is on.

Out of the hiking trails, there are a few that are the most popular. These include the Mesa Arch, the Upheaval Dome, and Neck Spring. Anyone that has a lot of time available as well as being an adventurous soul will want to tackle the White Rim Trail that is one hundred miles long. This trail goes in a loop, but it will take a person a few days to complete it all.

The Willow Flat Campground offers amazing views of the park, especially at sunset, when people can walk over to the Green River Overlook. There are only twelve campsites there and they do fill up quickly during peak seasons. There are plenty of backcountry campsites, but those take some time to reach via foot, ATV, or boat.

The landscape of Canyonlands National Park is spectacular, and no one will want to miss their chance to see it all during their visit. There is plenty to do at this park, so everyone will find something that interests them.

Written by Loving Soul

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