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How to Hike Horseshoe Canyon in Canyonlands

Horseshoe Canyon is a separate area of Canyonlands National Park, far removed from the main sections of the park, the Island in the Sky and the Needles District. It contains some of the world’s most famous rock art. To hike Horseshoe Canyon requires driving about 1.5 hours from the nearest city – either Green River, […]

An Easy Guide to Visiting Canyonlands National Park

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Canyonlands is the Rodney Dangerfield of national parks: it gets no respect! I believe this is one of the hidden gems of Utah (if it’s possible for a national park to be a hidden gem) because it gets overshadowed by its more famous and likable neighbor Arches National Park, as well as its similar but […]

The Best Viewpoints in Canyonlands National Park

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Canyonlands National Park is a breathtakingly beautiful place with Grand Canyon-like views of canyons, mesas, and rock formations. This park is a must-visit destination for anyone who loves outdoor adventures and wants to explore the natural beauty of the American West. The Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands is the closest district to Arches […]

White Rim Overlook Trail: The Best Viewpoint in Canyonlands

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The White Rim Overlook trail is an enjoyable but overlooked trail in the Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands National Park. I had to try this trail out after the park ranger told me it was his favorite trail! The funny thing is, this trail isn’t even marked on the park map, so if […]

Pothole Point: An Easy Trail in Canyonlands

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Pothole Point is an easy and interesting trail in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park. Overview This moderate trail is located in the Needles district of Canyonlands and offers a unique and fascinating glimpse into the area’s geology and natural history. In this blog post, we’ll explore what makes the Pothole Point Hike so […]

Newspaper Rock: Amazing Rock Art Panel in Utah

Utah is home to some of the most incredible natural wonders and historical sites in the country. One such site is Newspaper Rock, located in the southeast corner of the state near the town of Monticello. Newspaper Rock is a petroglyph panel that features hundreds of ancient rock carvings from the last 1500 years, including […]

Aztec Butte: Great Little Hike in Canyonlands

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Aztec Butte is a wonderful short hike in the Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands National Park that requires scrambling up two different buttes providing incredible panoramic views of the landscape as well as some ancestral Puebloan ruins. Getting There Aztec Butte is located in the Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands, which […]

Slickrock Trail in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park

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Canyonlands National Park is known for its stunning natural beauty, unique landscapes, and endless opportunities for adventure. One of the best ways to experience the park is by hiking the Slickrock Trail in the Needles District. Here is a guide to help you plan your adventure on this iconic trail. Trail Overview The Slickrock Foot […]

The Very Strange Upheaval Dome in Canyonlands National Park

Besides Mesa Arch and the spectacular canyon rim views, Upheaval Dome is probably the next most visited sight in Canyonlands National Park.  In this article, I’ll cover what you need to know if you’re visiting Upheaval Dome.  Upheaval Dome: Utah’s Belly Button  Upheaval Dome is a strange and massive formation in Canyonlands National Park.  While […]

Cave Spring – A Fun, Short Trail in Canyonlands

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Cave Spring is a short hiking trail in the Needles District in Canyonlands National Park. Though short, it packs a punch, offering quite a bit of variety in one trail. Hiking Basics Getting There Cave Spring trail is located in the Needles District of Canyonlands. The Needles District is located about 1.5 hours south of […]