📸🍾👌FIND YOUR PARK 🏞 // Canyonlands invites you to explore a wilderness of countless canyons and fantastically formed buttes carved by the Colorado River and its tributaries. Rivers divide the park into four districts: Island in the Sky, The Needles, The Maze, and the rivers themselves. These areas share a primitive desert atmosphere, but each offers different opportunities for sightseeing and adventure. // Most of the rock found in Canyonlands today came from distant mountain ranges like the ancestral Rockies and even the Appalachians. For millions of years, rock was broken down and carried here by wind and water, creating deposits that eventually became distinct layers of sedimentary rock.
Some layers were laid down by rivers, their sandy channels surrounded by swamps and lakes. Wind brought some of the thickest layers, creating vast sand deserts or dune fields on the shores of an ancient sea.
The accumulating rock created a geologic layer cake, with most of the material hidden below the surface. There were no canyons: only vast plains gently sloping into the distance. Learn more at https://www.nps.gov/cany/learn/nature/geologicformations.htm //#findyourpark#ourwild#outside#outdoorfest#outdoors#backcountry#backcountrygentleman#ruggedmaniac#geological#geology#geodweeb#cowabunga#coloradical 🇸🇨
The Deuel Creek trail did not disappoint! A waterfall, a rope swing, a beautiful hiking crew, and this golden sunset made last night's #grouphike memorable to say the least. ☺️ Thanks @hike_utah for taking the time to put these together. 😘