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Canyonland National Park

Moab, UT
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Ranked #7 of 50 attractions in Moab
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Stopped at Canyonlands Needle District on our way to Moab. Was by far less crowded then the more popular Island in the Sky... Utah has a free Needles Overlook with picnic tables ... take Needles Overlook Rd and follow the signs ... if you want the beauty of the park but not really doing any hiking. Also visit Newpaper Rock... More

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Missouri
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Unfortunately, we only were able to spend an afternoon here, but the vistas on the way to the Island in the Sky point were incredible. Wish we would have had more time to hike or 4 wheel into the canyons.

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Columbia, MD
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91 reviews 91 reviews
20 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

This park is less crowded then Arches and the landscape is very different. The park looks down into the canyon and depending on your location you can see the Green and Colorado Rivers. The isle in the Sky is the easiest to get to and had some great hikes and panoramic views. Hike the grand view, which is as the... More

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Maryville, Tennessee
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194 reviews 194 reviews
59 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

First off, take shaffer trail on your way out of the park and back to Moab. I wouldn't suggest this in a car or after a rain but if it's sunny and dry - take this road. The views are beautiful! We drove our ford escape over the road and didn't have any problems. It was an enjoyable few hours.... More

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Dewey, Arizona
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225 reviews 225 reviews
96 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

If you are staying in Moab, you have to go to Arches and Canyonland. Arches can be done in a day but Canyonland can't. There are 3 areas to go to and many hiking trails. There is a road right before the visitor center on the left. I believe it is called Shafer Rd. This road will take you deep... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Canyonlands is close to Arches and it has amazing views. The depth and distance of some of the scenery is stunning. There are places where you can stand right off the road without any hiking to see terrific canyons/sites. I think the longest hike we took was about 5 minutes and I felt I got to see the highlights of... More

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San Diego, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Awe inspiring, Nature at its best, a smaller version of the Grand Canyon. Visit the Petroglyphs at the entrance to the park, outstanding.

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Mankato, Minnesota
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

We did both parts of Canyonland National Park, the northern and southern sections with a stop at the needles overlook too. Traveled further south to visit natural bridges national monument as well. Enjoyed them all.

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Rhinebeck, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Arches National Park is great but you only need a day or two there. My wife and I wished we spent more time hiking at Canyonland which had more difficult hikes and better scenery. There are also more day hikes available here.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

The best attraction is to view/capture the morning sunrise and glow on the Mesa Arch. It does get crowded in the morning with photographers with their tripods. I also like the other attractions which were grand and reminded me of the Grand Canyon National Park.

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