Plog Canyonlands - welcome to the wild wild west

Canyonlands National Park: welcome to the wild wild west

The National Parks in Utah are very popular. One of the lesser-known parks (and therefore less crowded) is Canyonlands National Park. This park does deserve a visit though, it’s beautiful, diverse and makes you feel like you’re visiting the real wild wild west. In this plog, I will take you to Canyonlands.

Welcome to Canyonlands National Park

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Empty roads

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What an amazing view!

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Rocks lead the way

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A big crater!

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The Colorado River

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This is the wild wild west

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Here come the crowds

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The Mesa Arch – what a view!

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How to get to Canyonlands National Park?

Canyonlands National Park is located in the Southwest of Utah. The nearest international airports are in Salt Lake City (Utah) and Denver (Colorado). From both cities, it’s a 4-6 hour drive to Canyonlands. Most people combine Canyonlands with Arches, during a road trip in Southwest USA. Check the official website of Canyonlands for the most up to date information about the park.

Where to stay?

De best place to stay for a visit to the park is the small town of Moab. It’s easy to find a hotel on You can also choose to book an apartment through Airbnb. Have you never booked anything through Airbnb before? Use this link for a big discount.

Would you like to read more about the National Parks in Southwest USA?

Get one of these guidebooks:
Moon Arches & Canyonlands National Parks (Travel Guide)

Fodor’s Utah: with Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches, Capitol Reef & Canyonlands National Parks (Travel Guide)

Or check out these articles:
5 gorgeous National Parks in Utah
Zion National Park Travel Guide – tips for your first visit
Fremont River Trail | Hiking in Capitol Reef National Park


Hi! I'm Co from The Netherlands and slightly addicted to travel. I leave my home country at least six months a year to hike a long-distance trail, explore amazing European cities by train, or for an unforgettable USA road trip.

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