Like most things in life, the hardest gives you the most growth and more importantly, greater bragging rights. You started with Zion to the West and moved yourself East across the state virtually to finish in this beautiful oasis of unique rock formations. 26.2 miles on your own - you deserve a ticker tape parade!
Canyonlands Natural History Association is the official non-profit partner of the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and the U.S. Forest Service in southeast Utah. Since their inception in 1967, CNHA has donated over 16 million dollars to these public land managers, including Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, in support of their educational and research efforts. For more information on CNHA, or to become a member, please visit www.cnha.org.
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Participants of the Canyonlands Marathon will receive an event hat and a finisher medal themed to Canyonlands National Park.
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Canyonlands is Utah's Grand Canyon. The view from the Island in the Sky district of the park, looking out over the carved landscape of plateaus and canyons, is one of the most awe-inspiring sites in the entire state. The short hike to Mesa Arch is another must-see attraction, as this dramatic arch, perched on the edge of a 500-foot drop, frames the distant landscape. And these are just two of the sites in one section of the park. Canyonlands has three separate areas, the most popular of which are Island in the Sky and The Needles, both within an hour of the town of Moab, not far from Arches National Park. Needles is a nice area for longer hikes and four-wheel driving; Island in the Sky is more for sightseeing and grand views. The third area, the remote Maze district, is less visited and more difficult to access.
Mesa Arch is a pothole arch on the eastern edge of the Island in the Sky mesa in Canyonlands National Park. The easy hike to the arch ends at the edge of the mesa, framing a scenic canyon vista.
The Needles is a remote section of Canyonlands National Park featuring hiking trails & 4WD roads amid dramatic sandstone spires.
Grand View Point is a famous vista on the edge of Island in the Sky mesa, in Canyonlands National Park, with sheer cliffs on three sides.
This breathtaking spot provides up-close views of steep mesa drop-offs & Shafer Trail Road
Upheaval Dome is an impact structure, the deeply eroded bottom-most remnants of an impact crater,
Druid Arch stands high above the far upstream end of Elephant Canyon, surrounded by slickrock benches and multicolored pinnacles.
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