Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National ParkCanyonlands National Park is a place that we visited a few weeks ago. It is located in the town of Moab (which is pretty much located near nothing else). We drove here, and it was a beautiful place. We only spent one day here, and we really regret not spending a few days there.

Canyonlands National Park is home to wildlife, canyons, big rocks, mesas, and a desert.

Here are different things that you should know about Canyonlands National Park.

What should you visit when at Canyonlands National Park?

There are 3 districts at Canyonlands National Park for you to visit. There is Island in the Sky, Needles, and the Maze. When at Canyonlands, you can go hiking, camp, have a picnic, backpack, drive off-road, mountain bike, and raft on the river.

Here are different attractions within these three districts that you should visit:

  • Mesa Arch;
  • Grand View Point;
  • Upheaval Dome;
  • Green River Overlook;
  • Big Spring Canyon Overlook;
  • Tower Ruin;
  • Confluence Overlook;
  • Druid Arch;
  • Joint Trail;
  • Chesler Park;
  • Chocolate Drops; and
  • Horseshoe Canyon.

How is the climate at Canyonlands National Park?

The weather at Canyonlands National Park can fluctuate. The summer months can be hot, with temperatures over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, and winters can be cold with temperatures in the freezing range. We were going to camp when we went to Canyonlands National Park, but we found it a little too hot in the month of June for us to camp with our two dogs.

How do I get to Canyonlands National Park?

Where to enter Canyonlands national park? You can get to Canyonlands National Park mainly by driving. There is an airport located nearby but it is a small one. You will need a car with you either way, and make sure you fill up on gas before you enter the national park as there are not many gas stations in the nearby area.

How much does it cost to enter Canyonlands National Park?

Canyonlands National Park has a fee of $10 for private cars to enter. This $10 fee is good for seven days. You can also by a pass that cost $25 that will allow you to enter Canyonlands National Park, Arches National Park, Natural Bridges National Monument, and the Hovenweep National Monument. Or, if you buy the $80 annual pass then you are allowed to all national parks in the United States for one year without having to pay any other additional fee.

 

Have you ever visited Canyonlands National Park?

 

Image via Flickr by John Fowler

 


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