Canyonlands National Park

There are three districts that make up Canyonlands National Park - Island in the Sky, The Needles, and The Maze. This is a view of the Green River from Island in the Sky. Mesa Arch.
0.6 mile loop trail, really easy. La Sal Mountains off in the distance. Mesa Arch and the canyon rim.
The canyon rim. Upheaval Dome, thought to be caused by either a meteorite impact or salt flowing to the surface and creating a bubble. Cactus flowers.
Looking out at the La Sal Mountains. Roads below used to be old mining roads. Now they are only accessible with 4WD.
Monument Basin. Hiking the Grand View Point trail along the rim. View from the end of the trail.
Turning around, hiking back to the overlook. Another view of Monument Basin, filled with rock spires. Hard white sandstone caps the rock spires.
More white sandstone caps. Monument Basin used to be called Standing Rock Basin. The 305 ft tall rock spire on the left is called the Totem Pole.
View of the Needles District from Island in the Sky. Rock formations on the drive up to the Needles District. Hiking in the Needles.
View from Wooden Shoe Arch Overlook. Wooden Shoe Arch. The Needles, a bunch of rock spires.
The Needles District. I think this might be Big Spring Canyon. Clouds rolling in. I got rained on as I was driving out.
Some cool mushroom cap rock formations. More mushrooms. Rock formation outside the park boundaries.
View from Dead Horse Point State Park. You can make it a quick stop on the way up to Canyonlands Island in the Sky District. The Colorado River.

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