Canyonlands

July 21st, 2013 at 7:00 am by David Farrar

After Bryce Canyon, we drove east to Canyonlands, and after a quick look around there headed to Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado. The views from the car as we drove away from Bryce Canyon were incredible, and varied.

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The road away from Bryce.

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Then from canyons to forest.

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A typical view.

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This may not look very impressive at first glance – just a crumbling cliff. But look at those trees at the bottom and you get some idea how huge it is.

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This cabin belonged to an original settler. Believe it or not, his family of 10 slept in that cabin.

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Very different colours to before.

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Looks like a face.

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Then big plains ahead,

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Another huge crumbly piece of nature.

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It was two to three hours of views like this.

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Back to the rock formations seen more back at Bryce.

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You have no idea how vast that space is.

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And this was over at Canyonlands.

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4 Responses to “Canyonlands”

  1. Pita (314 comments) says:

    Capitol Reef and Arches next?

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  2. Longknives (4,970 comments) says:

    Great countryside! All it needs is a Roadrunner and a hungry Coyote on ‘Acme’ Rocket-Powered Rollerskates….

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  3. itstricky (2,027 comments) says:

    Fantastic scenery. Kid Rock though? I guess it IS Dallas, it was probably either that or Lynyrd Skynrd tribute bands – lesser of two evils, I suppose.

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  4. OlderChas (25 comments) says:

    “You have no idea how vast that space is.”
    Indeed David! The party of four that I toured with some years ago were continually struck by how vast the vastness was. We frequently stopped to do a 360 with the video camera showing all the -“nothingness” out there.

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