Blogger and avid traveler Ammon Cunningham frequently shares details about various travel destinations, particularly his state of Utah. Canyonlands National Park, located in the state’s southeast, has offered visitors bright, beautiful, colorful landscapes and picturesque canyons, mesas and more since it was designated a park in September 1964.
Nestled just outside the town of Moab, Canyonlands National Park is a popular recreational destination in Utah. In 2015, the park hit a record number of visitors with more than 634,000 in that single year alone. Boasting the Green River and Colorado River, the park is ideal for kayakers, rafters and swimmers — including those who simply need a break on a warm day. However, the rugged terrain of canyon and primitive desert is also ideal for mountain biker, backpackers, hikers, four-wheelers and more.
The park is separated into four districts — the rivers (Green and Colorado), the Island in the Sky, the Needles and the Maze. Each has its own character and Cunningham recommends checking them out separately on different adventures to take the best advantage of what Canyonlands National Park has to offer. From the mesas of Islands in the Sky to the naturally formed rock pinnacles of the Needles, no visitor should leave disappointed.