Canyonlands National Park

August 21, 2013
Canyonlands National Park was also a must see while we were in Moab. The park is quite large, most people only see the Island in Sky. It sits about 1000 feet above the terrain below. The areas further out are Needles and the Maze. Needles is accessed from the otherside of Moab. The Maze is one of the most remote places left in the US. Very few people ever experience it. We would love to plan ahead and make it happen if they ever allow UTV's into the park. We hope someday soon they will realize they are not the same as ATVs. Anyhow, we drove to each of the lookouts that are part of Island in the Sky. Stopping at the Grand View Point first. We felt it was aptly named.

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Mesa arch was one of the most beautiful landscapes I've ever seen. It's truly breathtaking. And nerve wracking so many people climbed the top of the arch to pose for photos one girl was even jumping. I'm an adrenaline junkie, but that was too much for me. One wrong move and you're a goner.

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If we had planned a bit better, we could have done the White Rim Road. Prior to arriving in the park we knew nothing about it. It's is a 100 mile dirt road loop around the Island Mesa. We took it to the Gooseneck Trail. The little we saw was spectacular!

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