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Canyonlands Turns 50

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This is a special year at Canyonlands.

In 1964, Congress set aside a hardscrabble piece of desert in southeast Utah "in order to preserve an area...possessing superlative scenic, scientific, and archaeological features for the inspiration, benefit, and use of the public."

In 2014, we are celebrating 50 years of welcoming visitors from all over the world. Special events will take place throughout the year. Come celebrate with us!

For more information, visit http://canyonlands50.org/events/.


Did You Know?

Juniper Berries

The Utah juniper, one of the most common trees in the southwest, has the ability to self-prune. During droughts, these trees will cut off fluids from one or more branches so that the rest of the tree can survive. More...