Exploring Canyonlands National Park in One Day

When visitors come to Moab, Utah, they’re usually there to see the famous arches of Arches National Park, the world-renowned mountain biking, or the amazing river rafting.

Canyonlands National Park seems to be an afterthought to many people. “Oh, there’s another national park here? Cool, let’s drive out there for a couple of hours to check it out.”

If you really want to see all of Canyonlands National Park, you really need to spend a few days, or more. Why? The park is divided up into three “districts”, none of which can be easily accessed from the others in a short amount of time. So, really, to see it all you need at least a day for each district.

If you’re like me, you are likely to discover that you want to spend multiple days in each district. As a result, I’ve been going back for year and years.

But what to do if you only have one day to explore Canyonlands? Try this Canyonlands itinerary, exploring the more popular Island in the Sky District.


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