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Canyonlands: The Edge of Forever

Your Canyonlands National Park Itinerary

Most travelers spend hours or days trying to figure out the most popular sites and hidden gems to visit. We create detailed itineraries that give you a step-by-step game plan so you can get to the best places at the right times and have a trip your family will remember forever!

Canyonlands is the least visited national park in Utah and is overshadowed by its neighbor, Arches. Similar to the Grand Canyon, its defining feature is to stand on the edge of a sheer cliff and look into forever. It’s not as deep as the Grand Canyon, but it’s much wider. John Wesley Powell first explored this area on a river raft, overshadowed by his more famous trip through the Grand Canyon. Poor Canyonlands, always playing second fiddle. 

Places

Map of Island in the Sky in Canyonlands National Park

Island in the Sky

  • Mesa Arch 
  • Grand View Point 
  • Green River Point 
  • Aztec Butte
  • Upheaval Dome 
  • Shafer Road
  • Dead horse Point
Map of The Needles in Canyonlands National Park

The Needles

  • Roadside Ruin 
  • Cave Spring
  • Pothole Point 
  • Chesler Park 
  • Newspaper Rock
  • Wilson Arch

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ABOUT US

We’re Matt and Cheryl, and we’re in the Rockies. :) We are both teachers. Cheryl teaches special ed, and Matt teaches American history. We love the American West and the national parks. We want to help you have a great vacation on your next trip to the Rockies.

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