One View of Canyonlands National Park


Looking Across Canyonlands National Park
One View Across Canyonlands National Park

Introducing Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park is a United States National Park located in southeastern Utah near the town of Moab. Known for its beautiful canyons, mesas, and rock formations, the Park is a popular destination for hiking, backpacking, and other outdoor activities.

The Park has four distinct districts: the Island in the Sky, the Needles, the Maze, and the rivers (the Green and Colorado). Each district offers unique geological features and scenic views.

The Island in the Sky district is the most easily accessible part of the park, with several roads and overlooks providing panoramic views of the surrounding area. Named for the high mesa that towers over the surrounding landscape, this district provides an expansive view of the canyons and other geological features below.

Known for its spires, towers, and other sandstone formations, the Needles district is popular with hikers and backpackers. It offers a number of challenging trails, including the popular Chesler Park Loop.

The least accessible part of the park, the Maze district features a complex network of canyons and labyrinthine sandstone formations. The Park recommends this district for experienced backcountry hikers and climbers only.

Recreation Opportunities

The rivers (the Green and Colorado) that flow through the park offer opportunities for rafting and other water-based activities. The confluence of the Green and Colorado rivers is a popular spot for rafters, and offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

In addition to its geological features, Canyonlands National Park is home to a diverse array of plant and animal life. The park is home to over 700 species of plants, as well as many species of birds, reptiles, and mammals.

Overall, Canyonlands National Park is a unique and beautiful destination that offers something for everyone. Whether you are a casual visitor looking for scenic views, or an experienced outdoors person seeking adventure, the park has something to offer.

Personal History

I first visited Canyonlands National Park on Labor Day Weekend, 2013. That’s when I took the photo featured here. To read more about my experiences in the Park, and see more of the photos I took there, visit my blogspot post here: My most recent post about a National Park was this one talking about my photo Storm Clouds over Two Medicine Lake in Montana’s Glacier National Park.

Sales Pitch

By now, you know I’m selling my photographs. I have placed this image in my Etsy shop, At that site, you will find a selection of landscape photographs. I took them mostly in Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California and West Virginia. You will find this particular image here. I have made it available as both glossy paper photographic prints, and stretched canvas prints. The sizes range from 8×10 to 40×90. The latter, one of three triptychs–one image split across three canvases, really makes a statement on your home or office wall. I invite you to visit my Etsy shop and find your perfect gift. Even if that gift is for yourself.  And if you’re looking for more, I have prepared a 2024 calendar with 12 frameable 8×10 photographs taken in Canyonlands National Park.  You can find it in my Etsy Shop, LightIntoArt, here.