From Island in the Sky see a colorful landscape eroded into countless canyons, mesas and buttes by the Colorado River and its tributaries which divide the park into four distinct districts. No other canyon in North America combines the narrow opening, sheer walls, and startling depths which can be seen on breathtaking hikes in the Inner Canyon to the river.
The most visible feature marked by a few signposts – explore this breathtaking place off the beaten path.
This has one of the highest occurrences of hoodoos in the world. Unlike Bryce Canyon these hoodoos average only a couple of meters in hight and are refered to as goblins.
It is a 100-mile pinch in the earth’s crust in the geographical middle of nowhere, but it’s overloaded with geological, cultural and sensory consequence.
Hunt for sea shell fossils on the North Rim walls along Angel Point and view the vistas from the Landmark Lodge. Go below the rim on the North Kaibab Trail to view the awesome and inspiring landscape.
One of only 3 mastodon petroglyphs know to exist in North America.
Stand amongst the Hoodoos - grotesque, eerie and often whimsical rock formations. Attend a night ranger-led program where you can see 7,500 stars in the sky.
Over 2,000 natural sandstone arches, which create a landscape of contrasting colors, landforms and textures that is unlike any other in the world. Enjoy the sunrise or sunset standing under the world-famous Delicate Arch.
The color and beauty found here prompted a National Geographic Society expedition to name the area Kodachrome, after the popular color film, in 1948.
10 miles on a jeep trail, you have got to travel a ways to get to the best things in the southwest. This summertime oasis is an ideal refuge from the hot sun.
Take a 4-wheel drive in a monumental place few people know about. See dozens of spectacular sandstone sculptures and spires. The valley lies at the base of a 1,200-foot bluff called Cedar Mesa that was formed when a sea invaded from the northwest 250 million years ago.
Walk among the monoliths and towering cliffs, or challenge your courage in a small narrow canyon along the River Walk to see what lives and grows among the hanging gardens that are watered by 2,000 year old rain seeping through the rock formations.
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