The Desolate Canyonlands

Recent photos from Canyonlands, Utah.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Canyonlands National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
CanyonlandsNP GreenRiverOverlook.jpg

Looking over the Green River from Island in the Sky
Map showing the location of Canyonlands National Park

Map showing the location of Canyonlands National Park
Location San JuanWayneGarfield, and Grand counties, Utah,United States
Nearest city Moab, Utah
Coordinates 38°10′01″N 109°45′35″WCoordinates38°10′01″N 109°45′35″W
Area 337,598 acres (136,621 ha)[1]
Established September 12, 1964
Visitors 473,773 (in 2011)[2]
Governing body National Park Service

Canyonlands National Park is a U.S. National Park located in southeastern Utah near the town of Moab and preserves a colorful landscape eroded into countless canyons, mesas and buttes by the Colorado River, the Green River, and their respective tributaries. The park is divided into four districts: the Island in the Sky, the Needles, the Maze, and the rivers themselves. While these areas share a primitive desert atmosphere, each retains its own character. Two large river canyons are carved into the Colorado Plateau by the Colorado River and Green River.[3] Author Edward Abbey, a frequent visitor, described the Canyonlands as “the most weird, wonderful, magical place on earth—there is nothing else like it anywhere.”[4]

2 thoughts on “The Desolate Canyonlands

  1. Nice pics!

      David B.

    If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music.    Gustav Mahler

    There you stand like a duck in a thunderstorm again – aren’t you ever going to understand?  W. A. Mozart

    Music is the shorthand of emotion.  Leo Tolstoy


  2. Another area dear to my heart!
    Beautiful shots… who would have thought to do these in B/W, other than creative you, Tom!!!
    In loving spirit, Eleanor

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