Share Our World: Canyonlands National Park Overview

It is definitely time that I finish up my Southern Utah posts. Today, I am doing an overview of Canyonlands National Park.

Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park was established in 1964 and is 337,598 acres in southern Utah near Moab. It has Four distinct areas with the Island Sky District near Moab getting 76% of the park visitors. 1

Needles
Island in the Sky
The Maze
Rivers

We went to three distinct places in Canyonlands in both the Needles and Island in the Sky districts.

Pothole Point Trail

Pothole Point Trail is located in the Needles District closer to Monticello, Utah than Moab, Utah. It is very easy and interesting hike. The hike is a .6 mile flat loop and there are great views and cryptobiotic soil to be careful to not disturb.

Mesa Arch

Mesa Arch was our next destination in Canyonlands was Mesa Arch. A very popular destination in Canyonlands. It is located in the Island in the Sky district. It is also a very short and easy hike- .7 mile loop.

We went for sunrise with many other photographers!

Once the hard core photographers left we enjoyed taking pictures in front of it.

I was also pleasantly surprised at the beautiful views from and around the arch.

Green River Overlook

Green River Overlook is also in the Island in the Sky district and close to Mesa Arch. It is a .2 mile out and back flat trail that has amazing views from 6,000 feet above the canyon floor. 1
I had a very special and spiritual experience looking out over this beautiful, unique and immense landscape.

Canyonlands is a huge national park and we explored 3 parts of it and a had a great time. There is so much to see and do. I would love to go back soon.

Share Our World Series
2021
Southern Utah Trip
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