The coalition--including YouthWorks of Salt Lake City and Friends of Arches and Canyonlands --has since led similar trips to Canyonlands National Park
, Hovenweep National Monument and Natural Bridges National Monument and hopes to expand the program.
It passes through the red rocks of Utah, carving dramatic landscapes such as Arches and Canyonlands National Parks
, and surges onward through the Grand Canyon.
Green groups fear that once mining starts near the Grand Canyon, similar destructive plans will also get the green light in and around other protected areas, including Arches National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, Canyonlands National Park
and the proposed Dolores River Canyon wilderness area.
Now I'm a full-time ranger at Canyonlands National Park
Uranium claims are also encroaching on stretches of Western parkland such as Arches National Park, Capitol Reef National Park and Canyonlands National Park
, all in Utah, as well as a proposed wilderness area in Colorado called the Dolores River Canyon.
To the east is 1,366-square kilometre Canyonlands National Park
, Utah's largest.
Luckily, Martin and I discover the friendly little hospital where they're used to dealing with such issues, but I can't help worrying a little when I think that for the following four days the group will be much further afield, riding and camping along the remote White Rim Trail in Canyonlands National Park
Using the desert town of Moab as a base (the campsite pool was a lifesaver), we also visited the breathtaking canyons of both Dead Horse State Park and Canyonlands National Park
Arches National Park is five miles north, and Canyonlands National Park
, site of many multiday rides, is 50 miles southwest.
Programs at Canyonlands National Park
, Utah; George Washington Birthplace National Monument, Virginia; and Badlands National Park, South Dakota are highlighted.
In the United States, one such herd roamed what in 1964 became Canyonlands National Park
in eastern Utah.
Salt Lake City is within a day's drive of many world-renowned scenic attractions--Bryce and Zion Canyon National Parks, Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park
, to name a few.