Canyonlands National Park

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Canyonlands National Park,

337,598 acres (136,679 hectares), SE Utah; est. 1964. Located in a desert region, the park contains a maze of deep canyons and many unusual features carved by wind and water, including spires, pinnacles, and arches; surrounding mesas rise more than 7,800 ft (2,377 m). Cataract Canyon, through which the raging waters of the Colorado and Green rivers flow, contains one of the world's largest exposures of red sandstone. Island in the Sky, a plateau overlooking the junction of the Green and Colorado rivers, has walls that drop in giant steps 2,200 ft (671 m) to the canyon floor. Upheaval Dome, pushed upward by the pressure of surrounding rock on underground salt deposits, contains a crater 1 mi (1.6 km) wide and 1,500 ft (457 m) deep. Also found in the park are many Native American petroglyphs drawn on rocks c.1,000 years ago. Bighorn sheep, mule deer, and beaver live in the park. See National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 49,075 (19,868) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
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Canyonlands National Park

Address:2282 S West Resource Blvd
Moab, UT 84532

Phone:435-719-2313
Fax:435-719-2300
Web: www.nps.gov/cany/
Size: 337,598 acres.
Established: Established on September 12, 1964.
Location:In southeastern Utah. There are two paved entrances into the park: Hwy. 313 leads to the Island in the Sky District and is 10 miles north of Moab; and Hwy. 211 leads to the Needles District and is 40 miles south of Moab.
Facilities:Campgrounds (é), picnic area, rest rooms (é), off-road vehicle trail, visitor centers (é), ranger station, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Camping, hiking, biking, horseback riding, boating, kayaking, canoeing, interpretive programs, guided tours.
Special Features:In this geological wonderland, rocks, spires, and mesas dominate the heart of the Colorado Plateau cut by canyons of the Green and Colorado rivers. Petroglyphs left by Indians hundreds of years ago are also present. The Colorado and Green rivers divide the park into four districts: the Island in the Sky, the Needles, the Maze, and the rivers themselves. While the districts share a primitive desert atmosphere, each retains its own character and offers different opportunities for exploration and the study of natural and cultural history.

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"I mean that's a big part of the draw for sure, Arches and Canyonlands being literally minutes from Moab, but there's lots of other things as well.
The district interpreter for Canyonlands' Island in the Sky District, Rupp has agreed to meet me in Moab's Swanny City Park.
One difference is that you're looking down into the canyon at Canyonlands whereas at Capitol Reef you're looking from the ground up.
Even Abbey saw the development of his beloved canyonlands as inevitable.
Canyonlands and Arches national parks Chief Ranger Denny Ziemann said they started searching for Richards after they came across his abandoned campsite, and they discovered his car two days later at the Little Blue John Canyon's trailhead.
Currently in Santa Monica, it's 29.94; in Las Vegas it's 29.96; 30.30 at Grand Canyon; 30.10 at Page; and 30.11 at Canyonlands. That's less than usual, but it's still a jump up when you get near the Grand Canyon, while relatively constant for hundreds of miles both to the west and east.
In surveys conducted by the Visitor Services Project of the University of Idaho, visitors to Canyonlands and Arches National Parks consistently ranked interpretation as one of the most important and best features of the parks (Littlejohn et al., 1990; Meldrum et al., 2004).
and Mexico, prices are reduced on a number of programs, including Best of Canyonlands, departing Oct.
My favorite national park is Canyonlands, which lies farther north.
Green groups fear that once mining starts near the Grand Canyon, similar destructive plans will also get the green light in and around other protected areas, including Arches National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, Canyonlands National Park and the proposed Dolores River Canyon wilderness area.