The Heart of the High Desert

Canyonlands National Park

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Formed by water and gravity, the rugged landscape that awaits you is one-of-a-kind. Go off the grid and uncover the natural beauty and human history of the backcountry. 
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Canyonlands Information

When visiting Canyonlands National Park, you’ll have a clear view of the night sky in its full splendor thanks to low light pollution and excellent air quality.  

When visiting Canyonlands National Park, you’ll have a clear view of the night sky in its full splendor thanks to low light pollution and excellent air quality.  

“A desert is a place without expectation.” — Nadine Gordimer 

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Park Information

Carved by the Colorado River, Canyonlands National Park offers visitors hiking, stargazing, camping, and technical rock climbing. 

Established in 1964, the park preserves 527 square miles of colorful landscape that has eroded into countless canyons, mesas, arches, and buttes by the Colorado River and its tributaries. The Colorado and Green rivers divide the park into four districts:  Island in the Sky, the Needles, the Maze, and the rivers themselves. While these areas share a primitive desert atmosphere, each retains its own character and offers different opportunities for exploration. 

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