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Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park preserves some of the wildest desert landscapes in the country. As the lesser visited of the two national parks associated with the Moab region, its relative inaccessibility convinces people to spend more time in its counterpart of Arches National Park. Exponentially larger though, this leaves numerous hikes and landscapes potentially void of people. The park is split into three different districts, each accessed via different entrances. The Island in the Sky district is the most popular, being the closest to Moab, while the Needles and Maze districts are accessed farther south of Moab by traveling through the Indian Creek area of Bears Ears National Monument. Even less visited are the remote access points through lengthy dirt roads that keep the casual tourists away. Regardless of how you access it, there’s something for everyone in Canyonlands National Park.

Must Do Hikes
Easy: Mesa Arch
Moderate: Upheaval Dome Overlook
Strenuous: Murphy Loop

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