Canyonlands National Park Photo Gallery

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A view from Aztec Butte in Utah's Canyonlands National Park. Home to the ancient Pueblo; mecca for rock climbers, mountain bikers, backpackers, and canyoneers; and muse to the iconoclast writer Edward Abbey; Canyonlands is first and foremost stunningly beautiful, an alien landscape abounding in red rock canyons, mesas, and buttes.  
Credit: Wing-chi Poon/Wikimedia 
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A snow-covered Canyonlands, seen from the Green River overlook  
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Sunrise in Spanish Bottom, a calmer stretch of the Green River in Cataract Canyon. The 46-mile-long canyon was inhabited first by the pre-Colombian Fremont civilization and mapped in 1869 by Civil War veteran John Wesley Powell on his exploratory voyage down the river.  
Credit: Drenaline/Wikimedia 
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Camping in the Maze, the least accessible section of Canyonlands.  
Credit: Karen Desiardin/Photographer's Choice 
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The Colorado River wends its way through Canyonlands.  
Credit: Adam Jones/Photographer's Choice/Getty 
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The otherworldly landscape of Canyonlands stretching toward the horizon beneath Mesa Arch.  
Credit: Jeremy Woodhouse/Digital Vision/Getty 
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Formed by uneven erosion in the slickrock, the potholes along the Pothole Point trail collect rainwater that attracts thirsty wildlife and birds looking for a bath.  
Credit: National Park Service 
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Dusk falls on Canyonlands  
Credit: John Fowler/Flickr 
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The rock formations known as the Chocolate Drops can be found in the Canyonland's Maze district.  
Credit: National Park Service 
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A Utah juniper twisting up from the rock in Canyonlands. These hardy desert trees often appear dead because when water is scarce, the tree will halt the flow of moisture to its outermost branches leaving them dry and desiccated.  
Credit: Flicka/Wikimedia 
 
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