The Colorado and
Green rivers divide the park into four districts: the Island in the Sky,
the Needles, the Maze and the rivers themselves. While the districts share
a primitive desert atmosphere, each retains its own character and offers
different opportunities for exploration and the study of natural and
The four districts
are not directly linked by any roads, so travel between them requires two
to six hours by car. Generally, people find it impractical to visit more
than one or two districts in a single trip.
Canyonlands National Park
is located close to the picturesque southern Utah town of
Moab, and is about a 45 minutes drive
Arches. It is not
a regular stop on our packaged Grand Canyon tours, but it is an option on
private tours and charters.