Canyon Lands

Published: May 22nd 2010
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Wooden Shoe ArchWooden Shoe ArchWooden Shoe Arch

This arch looks remarkably similar to a wood shoe.
Left Blanding, UT and drove to the Needles (South) Visitors Center in Canyonlands NP. The road into the park is really spectacular - - very similar to the bus ride up the Zion NP canyon along the Virgin River. Lots of need stuff to see in the loop within the park. One really unique feature was the Wooden Shoe Arch (Picture included). Every where we looked were amazingly beautiful sights - - the photos don't even come close to doing them justice! Then drove to Moab, UT to get fuel, find a campground, and eat lunch. Good thing we didn't stop to eat lunch as Charlie called 5 places before she found one with two vacancies. They are now all full!!! After some lunch, we piled into Kerry's van and went to The north entrance to Canyonlands NP, called Islands in the Sky. This wa different from Needles in that we were on top of the mesa looking down on the scenery instead of being at the bottom looking up. Got to see the Colorado River and the Green River. These two rivers carved up the land to create this incredible topography. Got back to our campers about 8:15 - -
Needles Needles Needles

Some of the needles in Canyonlands NP
a long but very satisfying day. We'll do Arches NP tomorrow, stay in Moab a second night and then go back to CO for Dinasaur NM and head toward Flaming Gorge on Monday.

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Kery & Charlie Kery & Charlie
Kery & Charlie

Charlie and Kerry at Needles, Canyonlands NP
Colorado River CanyonColorado River Canyon
Colorado River Canyon

A canyon carved by a tributory of the Colorado - -Taken at the Islands In The Sky Visitors Center
Uplift Dome CraterUplift Dome Crater
Uplift Dome Crater

A small section of a one mile diameter remnants of a major uplift caused by sbterrainian salt.
Dinasaur PrintDinasaur Print
Dinasaur Print

A deep canyon just below Grand View Point that looks like a giant dinasaur foot print

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