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Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands Adventure Guide (2012 National Parks Series: Part 4 of 6)

Our field scouts scrambled up airy ledges, trekked to giant arches, and dropped into deep gorges to bring you the best dozen trips in this slickrock paradise.

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Canyonlands National Park (Google Earth)

Canyonlands National Park (Google Earth)

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Elephant Canyon (Clint Farlinger)

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Rock Gap at Squaw Canyon (Matt Leidecker)

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Druid Arch (Jack Brauer)



CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK

See the best of the park on these three noteworthy hikes.

BEST DAY: Horseshoe Canyon

BEST WEEKEND: Taylor Canyon to Upheaval Canyon

BEST WEEK: Chesler Park to Salt Creek Canyon

Maps: Order full-color, waterproof topo maps of these

three routes at backpacker.com/promaps,

including aFull Wall Map

Download our annotated park map

for more of our favorite routes.