Canyonlands NP – Utah

Canyonlands National Park is a U.S. National Park located in southeastern Utah near the town of Moab and preserves a colorful landscape eroded into countless canyons, mesas and buttes by the Colorado River, the Green River, and their respective tributaries. The park is divided into four districts: the Island in the Sky, the Needles, the Maze, and the rivers themselves.  While these areas share a primitive desert atmosphere, each retains its own character. The park covers 527.5 square miles (1,366 km2). Canyons are carved into the Colorado Plateau by the Colorado River and Green River. Author Edward Abbey, a frequent visitor, described the Canyonlands as “the most weird, wonderful, magical place on earth—there is nothing else like it anywhere.”

Canyonlands National Park is een Amerikaans Nationaal Park gelegen in het zuidoosten van Utah buurt van de stad van Moab en bewaart een kleurrijk landschap uitgehold in talloze canyons, tafelbergen en buttesdoor de Colorado River, de Green River, en hun respectieve zijrivieren. Het park is verdeeld in vier districten:het eiland in de hemel, de Needles, het doolhof, en de rivieren zelf.

Hoewel dit gebied een primitievewoestijn is, behoudt zijn eigen karakter. Het park beslaat 527,5 vierkante mijlen (1.366 km2). Canyonsworden gesneden in de Colorado Plateau door de Colorado River en de Green River. Auteur Edward Abbey,een frequente bezoeker, het Canyonlands omschreven als “de meest vreemde, mooie, magische plek op aarde: er is niets anders dan het overal.”

 

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