When it comes to exploring the best scenes of nature in Utah, look no further than Canyonlands National Park.

This expansive desert landscape is where you’ll find flat mesa’s, towering rocky pinnacles (called Needles) and Native American rock paintings.

Needless to say, there are plenty of things to do in Canyonlands National Park in Utah, you’ll be pleased you made a stop here.

Hike The Mesa Arch Trail

One of the best things to do in Canyonlands National Park Island in the Sky is the Mesa Arch hike. It’s only 0.5 miles return and is beautiful, interesting and easy!

Hike Grand View Point Trail

At the end of the trail you can see far away into the Maze and Needles district, making it one of the best Canyonlands National Park hikes to do!

Hike Visitor Center Overlook

It’s an easy one to check off at the start of your trip. Just walk across the road from the Canyonlands National Park visitor center and there it is. It’s a spectacular view!

See Buck Canyon Overlook

Along the main drive you can pull over for a quick look at Buck Canyon Overlook. You may get the feeling that all the views look the same. If you have time, it’s worth looking and seeing how each viewpoint has its own unique perspective.

Walk Schaffer Canyon and Trail Overlook

I thoroughly recommend stopping to get a good look at the switchbacks of this famous four wheel drive road. I don’t know why but it inspired us to come back another day and drive down it. The Beast (our F250 truck) just couldn’t be stopped.

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