Canyonlands is my personal favorite! It is one of the most beautiful places that I have ever been to.
Here are a few points why I liked Canyonlands so much:
- its less crowded than other parks in the south west (only half a million visitors compared to 2 million at Arches)
- everything is easily accessible
- great hikes (short, long etc.)
- stunning scenary
- mesa arch at sunrise is a beautiful spot for pictures (if you do not mind a lot of others who want to see the sunrise too 🙂
- and just so much more
When you leave the highway coming from or driving to Moab to enter the road to the park its like entering a whole different planet. Eventhough its only a few miles away from Moab and therefore Arches National Park the landscape is so different. Its hard to explain so maybe I let the pictures speak for me.