Canyonlands National Park (also near Moab, UT) is so large that it is separated into three distinct land districts: the Island in the Sky, the Needles and the Maze. No road directly connects these areas and travel between them can take up to six hours by car. During our time in Moab, we only explored Island of the Sky, which is really just the tip of the iceberg. We’ll have to make a return trip to see the other two thirds of this wonderful park.
While here, we weren’t surprised to find magnificent buttes (above) and canyons (below).
What we didn’t really expect to find here is one of the area’s best arches instead of in neighboring Arches National Park.