This Fragile Desert
Headed to Canyonlands? There are many things you can do to help preserve the park during your stay. This ten minute video highlights several techniques for minimizing your impact while on the trail, road or river.
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This Fragile Desert [30 MB mp4 file]
Did You Know?
The dirt is alive! A living crust called "Biological Soil Crust" covers much of Canyonlands and the surrounding area. Composed of algae, lichens and bacteria, this crust provides a secure foundation for desert plants. Please stay on roads and trails to avoid trampling this important resource. More...