|photo credits to Matt|
How did we do it?We visited one of the Park District's Visitor Center first, to have an overview of the park. We were the first to reach the National Park (it was early!) and the rangers did a good job providing us some maps, explaining the various choices of trails available. We decided to take on one of the shortest and fairly easy hiking trail with maximum shades. Then we continued on the scenic paved road to visit as many view points as we can.
How can you do it?Self-guided Tour:
Turn outs and viewpoints are clearly marked. Roads are mostly paved and flat.
The "Needles" area is unsuitable for bikes due to deep sand and water. Other than that, remain on designated road and enjoy as much as you can!
|Jessica and I|
Pack and saddle stock are allowed on all backcountry roads.
An educational way to visit the national park! Activities are offered daily, spring through fall.
Cataract Canyon contains fourteen miles of rapids, suitable for rafting.
Permits are required for all overnight trips, early reservation is highly recommended. Reservation opens on the 2nd Monday in July for the next calendar year.
Tour the national park with a knowledgeable guide who will tell you all about the landscape, rock formations, flora and fauna.
Having some of the darkest night skies in USA, the Canyonland National Park is one of the best stargazing destinations!
|Chris doing his spiderman stunt.|
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