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USA - Canyonlands, Utah

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Last of the Utah big 5, Canyonlands is unofficially the start of the Grand Canyon. The Colorado and Green Rivers meet in the middle of the National Park, and lead down through Grant Canyon and into The Grand Canyon. There are definitely similarities with Canyonlands boasting crumbly terraced red rock walls on a very large scale. The rivers divide Canyonlands into three sections, we visited the ‘Island In The Sky’ named so because it is the highest section and overlooks the rest of the park.

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‘The Maze’ section is Canyonlands at its wildest, a 30-square mile puzzle of jagged sandstone and one of the most remote parts of the nation, due inaccessibility. And ‘Needles’ the third section of the park, is full of orange rock Hoodos and Arches. We spent our time walking the cliff trails, with great views and after learning about ‘buttes’ ‘mesas’ and ‘fin’ rock formations it was time to hit the road and bid farewell to Utah’s spectacular National Parks.

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Posted by TheNomadWay.com 17:00 Archived in USA

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