Canyonlands is a magical collection of sinuous red rock canyons dissected by intermittent streambeds and washes. It's a great place to explore, whether hiking, mountain biking, or by jeep. You'll find Ancestral Puebloan sites, natural arches, and breathtaking vistas. There are two entrances to Canyonlands; the first at Newspaper Rock, an Ancestral Puebloan rock art site, the second north of Moab at the awe inspiring Island in the Sky area.
POINTS OF INTEREST:
The Needles District; Dead Horse Point State Park; Arches; town of Moab.
DISTANCE FROM CORTEZ: 75 miles to Newspaper Rock entrance, 125 miles to Island in the Sky entrance. DAY TRIPPIN' TIME: All day. ACCESS: Car, jeep, mountain bike, hiking, entrance and camping fees. SERVICES: Cortez, Dove Creek, Monticello, and Moab.