Canyonlands National Park

  • Island In the Sky, Canyonlands National Park - © By Flickr user Redeo
  • Canyonlands National Park - © By Flickr user WolfgangStaudt
  • Canyonlands National Park - © By Flickr user ArtBrom
  • Canyonlands National Park - © By Flickr user tibChris
  • Island in the Sky, Canyonlands National Park - © By Flickr user Redeo
  • Island in the Sky, Canyonlands National Park - © By Flickr user Redeo
  • Island in the Sky, Canyonlands National Park - © By Flickr user Redeo
  • Petroglyphs - © By Flickr user Redeo
  • Canyonlands National Park - © By Flickr user BruceTuten
  • Needles Overlook - © By Flickr user AlexE.Proimos
  • Canyonlands National Park - © By Flickr user ArtBrom
  • Canyonlands National Park - © By Flickr user Redeo
  • Needles Overlook - © By Flickr user AlexE.Proimos
  • Canyonlands National Park - © By Flickr user ArtBrom
  • Canyonlands National Park - © By Flickr user AlaskanDude

Key information: Canyonlands National Park

  • Canyonlands is an area of superb red sandstone canyons, spires and arches, with a wide range of outstanding walks.
  • The two key areas are:

    - the Island in the Sky, where you can walk the Syncline Loop, White Rim Trail, Murphy Basin and Gooseberry/Dogleg Loops

    - the Needles, an area of extraordinary even weird at times sandstone needles, spires and arches interspersed with canyons and sheltering the area of dry grassland known as Chesler Park. Hike gorgeous Salt Creek, through fabulous scenery, including the famous Angel Arch, and taking in old Indian ruins and rock art. Other walks include the Joint Trail, Druid Arch and Devil's Kitchen.
  • These are tough walks in hot, dry conditions. Be prepared!
  • Descriptions of the walks mentioned above are in preparation.

Walkopedia rating

(Top 100)
  • Walkopedia rating88
  • Beauty35
  • Natural interest17
  • Human interest0
  • Charisma36
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating88

Vital Statistics

  • Length: Variable
  • Maximum Altitude: N/A
  • Level of Difficulty: Variable

This walk description page is at an early stage of development, and will be expanded over time. Your comments on this walk, your experiences and tips, and your photos are very welcome.

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Canyonlands National Park - © By Flickr user AlaskanDude
Canyonlands National Park - ©By Flickr user ArtBrom

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Canyonlands National Park - ©By Flickr user tibChris...
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