Hike in Canyonlands National Park – Utah, US

Hike in Canyonlands National Park – Utah, US

Canyonlands National Park is an American national park located in southeastern Utah near the town of Moab.

The park preserves a colorful landscape eroded into numerous canyons, mesas, and buttes by the Colorado River, the Green River, and their respective tributaries.

Other notable areas include the towering rock pinnacles known as the Needles, the remote canyons of the Maze, and the Native American rock paintings in Horseshoe Canyon.

The park is divided into four districts: the Island in the Sky, the Needles, the Maze, and the combined rivers—the Green and Colorado—which carved two large canyons into the Colorado Plateau.

Island in the Sky is a huge, flat-topped mesa with panoramic overlooks.

Long trails at Island in the Sky begin on the mesa top and descend via switchbacks to the White Rim bench, or beyond to one of the rivers.

Video Source: Canyonlands National Park. Island in the Sky. Hiking to Mesa Arch from Oleg Doukhnevitch, The Oleg Group on Youtube CC BY