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Canyonlands National Park

Listed under Canyons in Mountain States, United States.

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The and of the Canyonlands National Park has been eroded into numerous canyons and buffs, mazes and spiked rock towers. The park, created over millennia by the retreating inland oceans, is coloured red by the limestone and sediment left in their wake and the rock formations are striped, cut and fascinating in their all natural design.

Although very dry the park is susceptible to further dramatic erosion caused by flash flooding because there is very little plant life to hold the soil together. This is a great place for photographers and people who enjoy exploring new terrain - the land is like no other.

Official Canyonlands National Park Website.

Written by  Andy Kinght.

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The Canyonlands National Park has an array of different landscapes and activities to treat you with

The Canyonlands National Park has an array of different landscapes and activities to treat you with during your visit. There are canyons, mesas, buttes and of course the Colorado River. The Colorado divides the park into 4 segments including the Island in the Sky, the Needles, the Maze and the rivers themselves. In one of the canyons, the Cataract Canyon, there are rafting options available in the Big Drop Rapids. Other recreational activities include hiking, four-wheeling, biking, backpacking and kayaking. Native Americans also dwelled in this area which is near the city of Moab in Utah.

Paddling Canyonlands National Park Utah

47 - 120 miles of the Green or Colorado River into the heart of Canyonlands. No roads. Plan to exit by jetboat up the Colorado River. Great amenities in Moab, Utah.

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