Canyonlands National Park

(Note:  All pictures may be enlarged by clicking on them once or twice.)

Betsy and I visited Canyonlands National Park for the first time on our recent trip west. We actually visited two sections of the park, but the Island in the Sky section was definitely our favorite. All of these pictures are from Island in the Sky.

I’m not sure what we expected to find at Canyonlands, but the stark beauty was absolutely fascinating. The picture above was taken at the Green River Overlook, and although you can’t see the Green River, you can see the canyons that it has carved over the ages.

This picture was taken near the White Rim Overlook. If you look closely you can make out the Colorado River way below and far away.

There are other sights to enjoy in the park, one of which is Mesa Arch. We didn’t get there early enough to see the sun rise through the arch, but it was a beautiful sight nonetheless. The arch can be reached after a relatively easy hike from the trailhead.

If you ever get a chance to visit Canyonlands, we hope you will do so.

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8 Responses to “Canyonlands National Park”

  1. kim blades, writer Says:

    Hello. Canyonlands looks truly spectacular, your photos show it off beautifully. It is definitely a place I would love to visit. Thank you for sharing your photos with us!

  2. Betsy Adams Says:

    Like you, I didn’t know what to expect before visiting Island in the Sky (Canyonlands) —but OH–how I enjoyed that area…. I love all of your photos –but especially the Mesa Arch. (Let’s go back!!!!)


  3. dayphoto Says:

    The world of color, strange shapes and wondrous rocks…love canyons!

  4. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    Art by God!

  5. rhiebert Says:

    The beauty there is amazing. You captured it well.

  6. Sartenada Says:

    Wow. Gorgeous photos presenting the unknown place to me. Last photo is my favorite. Thank You.

  7. diane Says:

    Amazing colours and formations. How lucky for you to be there.

  8. Jeevan Says:

    This looks like an awesome part of the great canyon! Amazing landscape and you got fantastic views

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