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Mesa Arch at Canyonlands National Park

Mesa Arch at Canyonlands National Park on April 15, 2019. Photo by Peter Stringer

Canyonlands National Park is an American national park located in southeastern Utah near the town of Moab. The park preserves a colorful landscape eroded into numerous canyons, mesas, and buttes by the Colorado River, the Green River, and their respective tributaries. Legislation creating the park was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on September 12, 1964. The park is divided into four districts: the Island in the Sky, the Needles, the Maze, and the combined rivers—the Green and Colorado—which carved two large canyons into the Colorado Plateau. While these areas share a primitive desert atmosphere, each retains its own character. 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. “

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Nearby Locations:

Grand View Point Overlook (1.7 miles)
White Rim Overlook (2.4 miles)
Mesa Arch (4.3 miles)
Utah Monolith (11.6 miles)
Dead Horse Point State Park (12.7 miles)
Corona Arch (22.4 miles)
Eye of the Whale Arch (30.5 miles)
Balanced Rock (30.9 miles)
Double Arch (31.1 miles)
Arches National Park (32 miles)
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