Canyonlands National Park

Romping & Nguyening

The autumn thunderstorm that struck on Saturday afternoon lingered throughout all of Southern Utah, teasing us with glimpses of warm sunshine between periods of lightning, curtains of cold rain, and violent winds.  Fortunately when we left Castle Valley on Monday morning for Canyonlands National Park, there were only billows of fluffy clouds in the sky. Getting stuck in the mud was no longer a probability and we ventured out for our next leg of our adventure–Utah State and National Parks.

We were already in Moab and had previously visited Arches National Park.  Canyonlands National Park wasn’t too far away, so we figured we’d drop by.  And I’m so glad we did. Little did I know that the adjective enormous can hardly describe the whopping amount of land it covers. The vastness of this national park expanded beyond what we perceived as a “gigantic park”–it is separated into three districts: Island in the…

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