Sunday, July 3, 2016

Sunday Travel Photo #77: Canyonlands

Overview of Canyonlands

Canyonlands National Park is one among the Unites States National Parks. It is located in Utah’s canyon country. Its remarkable geology is the foundation of Canyonland ecology. This National Park is has in it one among the last undisturbed areas of Colorado Plateau. It was declared a National Park in the year 1964 covering an area of 257,640 acres of land. The congress however has increased its coverage to 337,598 acres of land. 

Top Attractions 

Island in the Sky District
This is one of the 3 districts in the park. At this district, there is an amazing view of the much of the Canyonlands. It is located in the north section of the park. At this district, you can also have an overlook of the Green River and River Colorado.

Upheaval Dome
This is an unusual trail that is located in the northern part of the park. It can be reached through a short but very strenuous walking trail.

Needles District
It is located in southeast region of the park. There are some spectacular views from this point. The district is mainly made of walking trails. The trails are very interesting and one can spend a full day in this district alone.

Chesler Park
This is a small park located in the heart of needles district. It is popular due to the sandstone formation that surrounds it.

Chocolate Drops
Chocolate drops are located in the Maze district of Canyonland. It was formed by a series of sandstone mesas. They rise above the surrounding landscape giving it a unique view.

Horseshoe Canyon
This is where you will find some of the most significant rocks in North America. The rocks are well designed through natural formation.

How to get there

The easiest and most convenient way of getting to this park by people coming from far is by the use of air. There is the Canyonlands Field Airport offering air services. Great Lakes Airlines offer daily commuter services. There is an option of getting in by car, you just take US Highway 191 and you will reach the northern region of the park.


  1. wow...what a beauty, really love this arc. I wish i could just be in the center.

  2. Jerry Thomas7/15/2016

    This is awesome, great veiws, great attractions and so much to learn. I love travelling and Would love to see this for real soon.

  3. I love this place..

  4. I have seen many wall papers with such a great look, i used to think they are just art paintings and do not believe such places exist, but i think i do believe now. Each time i look at theses pictures taken by you, it makes me feel as if I am right there taking those pictures myself. Another masterpiece by Katetun...thumbs up!

  5. Femi oyetunde7/21/2016

    A 5 star blog, Good job.

  6. Anonymous7/24/2016