Canyonlands National Park

This is surprise destination number 3.  Canyonlands is one of the five National Parks in Utah I intended to visit when I was out here last year, but I dropped it from my list when I was told that it required quite a bit of hiking to see the most popular places in it.  Well, my Airbnb hostess told me about one great attraction which is easy to get to so I decided to come check it out.  Canyonslands is not far from Arches National Park, near Moab Utah.

This series of photos shows the approach as I walked to Mesa Arch, only a short distance from the roadway.

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And here are two pictures looking at the Arch from off to the side.

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Mesa Arch faces east and is an extremely popular spot for people to come take pictures of the sun rise in the morning.  To see some spectacular photos, Google “Mesa Arch sunrise” or go to the National Park Service website for Canyonlands to look at those photos, plus pictures of other spots in the Park I can’t get to because I don’t hike.

I only came in the north entrance to Canyonslands and did stop at some other overlooks and took other photos which I will post tomorrow.  There are two other entrances to the Park but to get to them you must go back out to the main road and drive further south, which takes a considerable amount of time.  I will have to come back to Canyonlands, either later this year before going home or on some future trip.