Canyonlands preserves an immense wilderness of rock at the heart of the Colorado Plateau.  Water and gravity have been the prime architects of this land, cutting flat layers of sedimentary rock into hundreds of colorful canyons, mesas, buttes, fins, arches and spires.
Before entering Canyonlands National Park, I saw a Dust Devil swirling around in the field.  As it was swirling, it would pick up large weeds.  It was a nice distraction.

Here is the view from the visitors' center as you enter the park.

Sure is a long way down.

I wouldn't want to drive on that ledge.

Here is a nice view of a canyon with a local native, a raven.

Here is a lookup point.

A spectacular view looking west.

Nice view.

Nice buttes.

Fanciful erosion.

There are no railings on this lookout point.  That's a long way down there.

These bushes have a great view.


More scenery.

A little closer.

Nice butte as seen across the plain.

Here is a view of "Whale Rock".

Another butte.

Interesting rock formation.

Interesting butte with a flat side.

What a drop off.

This is the same vantage point as above except a little wider shot.  The various sizes of rocks are quite fascinating.  The rocks seem like they could fall at any minute.  The one long rock to the right is a little larger than my car. 

Here is a nice, desert-like view across the landscape.

Another interesting view.

The trip to Moab, Utah was full and rewarding.  I saw both Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park in one day.  I was beat.  Here is one more shot of a butte as I exit the highway in Grand Junction Colorado.

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