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Published: September 14th 2013
Canyonlands National Park has some of the most remote and difficult-to-reach sections of all the national parks, accessible only to hikers, boaters, bikers, and 4 wheel drive vehicles. Luckily for us, there is a paved road to Grand View Point, with several lookout points along the way.
We left our campground under grey skies, but when we got to the top of the mesa, we had a lot of sun. The vista is 360 degrees and reaches 100 miles, so it was fascinating to see blue skies mixed in with ominous thunderclouds. This afternoon as I write this, we are having a thunderstorm. I thought we were in a desert! Maybe this is normal, but I think not, judging from the devastation this weather system has brought to Colorado as well as to New Mexico, and to a lesser extent, here in Utah. We saw only a small portion of this park, but we were awed by the landscape.
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