CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK


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Published: September 23rd 2015
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This area of rocky wilderness was made a National Park in 1964. Before that the rugged area was know only by American Indians, cowboys, river explorers and uranium prospectors. The Colorado and Green rivers have carved two huge canyons through the Colorado Plateau. The 527 square mile park is a wild area with dirt roads for four wheeler vehicles, hiking trails for the adventurer, rivers for boating adventures and home to Bighorn sheep, coyotes and other native animals.

Standing on the top of the plateau you can see for miles over deep ravines that have been carved out by water erosion over the centuries. Very different from the Arches National Park we were in the day before. However, this is where you will find Mesa Arch, which happens to be Dwain's favorite. It is also known as the Island in the sky and frames a spectacular view of the ravines below. For the brave of heart, dirt roads have been carved out all the way down into the valley below. No, we did not dare to try our 4X4 truck on one of these roads!!


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Looking across the Colorado River canyon to Dead Horse Point
View through Mesa ArchView through Mesa Arch
View through Mesa Arch

Looking into the Colorado River canyon


23rd September 2015

Fantastic Pictures
Hi folks, the pictures, yesterday's and today's are just incredible, thank you so much for sharing them with us. Went to the annual general meeting tonight and it was pretty much all over in 30 mins. be safe and and take. Colin & Vee
23rd September 2015

Beautiful photos
I have been looking forward to receiving your blog updates and getting to see your fantastic photos. it looks like a great trip and can't wait to read your next blog. Enjoy the rest of your trip.

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