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“Big views - big drops - big fun” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park
Canyonlands National Park, UT
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Kirkby Lonsdale, United Kingdom
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“Big views - big drops - big fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

We only managed to fit in one part of Canyonlands. It is vast and there is no easy way to get between the 3 main areas. We visited Islands in the Sky which is excellent and gives you a great appreciation of the landscape from above. It is a bit of a drive from Moab but worth it. You can fit in most of the sights and shorter hikes in a day. The hikes are mostly level, along the rim but there a couple which involve some slick rock walking and exposure, but if you do them all you will end up walking more than 10 miles during the day in total. If you fancy something a bit more adventurous you can hike down into the valley and the backcountry or get a permit to drive the White Rim Road - 50 miles of rough dirt track (high clearance 4x4 essential) which apparently needs 2 days to do. You can see most of it from the rim and it looks fun!

Visited September 2012
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Mentor, Ohio
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“Absolutely beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

This is a must stop. The scenery is gorgeous. If you can, try to get there to see the sunrise. It is a totally different look when the sun is hitting the mountains.

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Mascouche, Canada
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“Best canyon park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

We spend 3 days in Canyonland and we could have send 3 weeks! We did Island in the sky and the Needles District and that was unforgetable. We visited a lot of canyons in our trip and that was our best experience! There are a lot of treking road and the view was very wonderful. For the most adventurous I really recommand it!

Visited March 2012
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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“Breathtaking and overwhelming”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Canyonlands was the surprise of our one month trip all around the midwest! We spent two days here - One in the southern end of the park - the part called Needles, and one day in Island in the Sky. We didn't know much about the Canyonlands before going, as we had just found the place on Google.maps. Driving into the southern part was amazing in itself. It is astonishingly beautiful! We pretty much had the park and the trails to ourselves and enjoyed it tremendously. The landscapes are so varied and spectacular! The northern part (Island in the Sky) was really great too, but also a lot more crowded. The southern part stand out as one of the grandest
and greatest experiences of our entire trip - maybe even of every trip we've ever taken.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Seen Island in the Sky - need to go back to see rest of park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Canyonlands is a very large park with four main areas (Island in the Sky, The Needles, The Maze and the Rivers). We explored the Island in the Sky both by car along the scenic drive and did three short hikes as well. The views are stunning and give you an interesting perspective as you learn about the history of the area from cattle ranching to uranium mining. The hikes we took all offered interesting and different views. We also rented a CD from the visitor center that provided additional information about the area.

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