Canyonlands National Park Facts

Canyonlands National Park is located in Southeastern Utah and is split into a few different areas such as Island in the Sky, The Needles, and The Maze.

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Canyonlands National Park is known for its colorful landscape and countless canyons, mesas, and other structures created by the Colorado River.

Canyonlands Has Four Seperate Districts

- Island in the Sky - Needles - The Maze - The Rivers

The Green and Colorado Rivers have divided Canyonlands into four unique districts:

Upheaval Dome Is a Geologic Mystery

There is a geological formation in the Island of the Sky District called Upheaval Dome. Geologists aren't sure what caused this formation. 

Canyonlands in the Movies

"127 Hours" starring James Franco was not only filmed in Canyonlands, but the story itself actually occurred in The Maze District.

Canyonlands is a Dark Sky Park

Canyonlands National Park was announced as an International Dark Sky Park in 2015.  The best time for stargazing in Canyonlands is when the sky is darkest.