Places to Visit: Canyonlands National Park

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Canyonlands National Park

If you are headed to Telluride, Colorado and will be traveling through Utah, make a trip to the Canyonlands National Park. At this National Park, you will be treated to the sight of thousands of feet down to the Green and Colorado Rivers, or look up thousands of feet to the extreme heights of red rock pinnacles, cliffs and spires. Whichever direction you look, you are sure to notice the incredible beauty of Utah's Canyonlands National Park.

The Canyonlands National Park is the largest national park in the State of Utah. The Park itself is geographically divided into three distinct areas: The Island in the Sky, The Needles, and The Maze. Horseshoe Canyon is also a part of Canyonlands National Park.

The beauty and diversity in the Canyonlands National Park is unsurpassed. The deep canyons and high rocky pinnacles and spires create a spectacle that will take your breath away. This rugged national park is world- renowned for its four-wheel driving, mountain biking, whitewater rafting and hiking. Canyonlands also offers stargazing, camping, boating and horseback riding. With so much terrain to cover, the best way to experience the park is with a qualified guide.

The primary entrances to the park are 29 miles northwest of Moab, Utah and 50 miles northwest of Monticello, Utah. Visitor centers are open year-round with reduced hours in winter. There are two established campgrounds. Check at the Park entrances for additional information, rules and regulations.