Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Canyonlands entices one to explore innumerable canyons' tributaries and formations made by the Colorado River. The Island in the Sky, the Maze, the Needles are sections of the park and are separated by the local rivers. These regions share a primitive desert setting, but each offers distinct opportunities for unique experiences.

Canyonlands National Park Info


Canyonlands National Park

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Canyonlands National Park Photos

Ghosts

W9JIM posted a photo:

Ghosts

It's amazing the difference in the rock art in this canyon. Some are big, bright, and bold. Others are just ghosts of their former selves.

Horseshoe Canyon
Canyonlands National Park

Night in the Utah Desert

Ken Krach Photography posted a photo:

Night in the Utah Desert

White Hands

W9JIM posted a photo:

White Hands

All along this section of the canyon walls, there were many sets of hand prints. Most were red, as seen in the one on the extreme left. A few were yellowish in color and appeared to be very thick, as if painted with mud. Only one set was white.

Horseshoe Canyon
Canyonlands National Park

Dugout Ranch, a Nature Conservancy Property near Canyonlands National Park

Lee Rentz posted a photo:

Dugout Ranch, a Nature Conservancy Property near Canyonlands National Park

Cowboys are often seen herding cattle on Dugout Ranch, a Nature Conservancy working ranch now devoted to the scientific study of lad management, near the Neeles District of Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA

Indian Creek Flash Flood near Canyonlands National Park

Lee Rentz posted a photo:

Indian Creek Flash Flood near Canyonlands National Park

Indian Creek at Indian Creek Falls having a flash flood after heavy rains on the BLM lands near Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA

Sunset from Camp in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park

Lee Rentz posted a photo:

Sunset from Camp in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park

Sunset from a backpacking campsite along the Chesler Park Loop Trail in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park, Utah, October, USA

Dramatic Sandstone Formations in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park

Lee Rentz posted a photo:

Dramatic Sandstone Formations in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park

Dramatic sandstone landscapes of slickrock and spires along the Chesler Park Loop Trail in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park, Utah, October, USA the Chesler Park Loop Trail in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park, Utah, October, USA

Surrounding Mesas at Sunset Viewed from Hamburger Rock Campground

Lee Rentz posted a photo:

Surrounding Mesas at Sunset Viewed from Hamburger Rock Campground

Sunset view of glowing mesas around Hamburger Rock Campground, a BLM facility just outside Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA

Pinyon Pine on Rainy Day in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park

Lee Rentz posted a photo:

Pinyon Pine on Rainy Day in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park

Pinyon Pine, Pinus edulis, on a rainy day along the Chesler Park Loop Trail in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park, Utah, October, USA

Rainy Day in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park

Lee Rentz posted a photo:

Rainy Day in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park

Rainy autumn day along the Chesler Park Loop Trail in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park, Utah, October, USA

Indian Creek Flash Flood near Canyonlands National Park

Lee Rentz posted a photo:

Indian Creek Flash Flood near Canyonlands National Park

Indian Creek at Indian Creek Falls having a flash flood after heavy rains on the BLM lands near Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA

Rainy Day in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park

Lee Rentz posted a photo:

Rainy Day in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park

Rainy autumn day along the Chesler Park Loop Trail in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park, Utah, October, USA

Pinyons and Junipers in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park

Lee Rentz posted a photo:

Pinyons and Junipers in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park

Pinyon Pine and Utah Juniper in the rain along the Chesler Park Loop Trail in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park, Utah, October, USA

Rainy Day in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park

Lee Rentz posted a photo:

Rainy Day in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park

Narrowleaf Yucca, Yucca angustissima, with a dead tree trunk on a rainy autumn day along the Chesler Park Loop Trail in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park, Utah, October, USA

Layered Sandstone Formations in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park

Lee Rentz posted a photo:

Layered Sandstone Formations in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park

Layers of sandstone along the Chesler Park Loop Trail in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park, Utah, October, USA

Pinyon Pine on Rainy Day in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park

Lee Rentz posted a photo:

Pinyon Pine on Rainy Day in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park

Pinyon Pine, Pinus edulis, on a rainy day along the Chesler Park Loop Trail in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park, Utah, October, USA

Rainy Day in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park

Lee Rentz posted a photo:

Rainy Day in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park

Rainy autumn day along the Chesler Park Loop Trail in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park, Utah, October, USA

Indian Creek Flash Flood near Canyonlands National Park

Lee Rentz posted a photo:

Indian Creek Flash Flood near Canyonlands National Park

Indian Creek at Indian Creek Falls having a flash flood after heavy rains on the BLM lands near Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA

Sandstone Pockets Filled with Rainwater,in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park

Lee Rentz posted a photo:

Sandstone Pockets Filled with Rainwater,in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park

After recent heavy rain, sandstone depressions on slickrock were filled with rainwateron along the Chesler Park Loop Trail in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park, Utah, October, USA

Dugout Ranch, a Nature Conservancy Property near Canyonlands National Park

Lee Rentz posted a photo:

Dugout Ranch, a Nature Conservancy Property near Canyonlands National Park

Cowboys are often seen herding cattle on Dugout Ranch, a Nature Conservancy working ranch now devoted to the scientific study of lad management, near the Neeles District of Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA