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Canyonlands

Crescent Junction, UT, United States
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A trip to the Moab area of southern Utah packs a lot of punch with 2 national parks located with a 30 minute drive of each other. I'm not sure if that situation exists anywhere else, but I haven't seen or heard of it. So after spending most of the day getting to Moab and Arches, I was still able to squeeze in a quick drive through the northeastern section of Canyonlands National Park. Ideally you of course need more than that to visit this beautiful park, but you can get the gist of it, and check it off your list at least on a quick drive from Highway 191 on Hwy 313 which brings you to the "Island In The Sky" visitor center, which arguably is the best section of the park for driving views anyway. Created in 1964, this 500+ square mile park was mostly carved out by the Colorado River into the dramatic canyons you see here. Amazing place, and definitely worth a return for me with a little more time to properly see it.
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