Things to Do at Home
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Rock Slide Jumble [82k PDF file]
Criss-Crossing Canyonlands [180k PDF file]
Things to Do in the Park
Both Island in the Sky and the Needles have several short trails great for children. At the Island, kids enjoy peeking through Mesa Arch and climbing the back of the whale at Whale Rock. In the Needles, the Cave Spring Trail, featuring a cowboy camp and prehistoric pictographs, is always a hit. Pothole Point is another popular hike, especially if the potholes are full of water and the creatures that live in these small ecosystems. Be attentive when hiking with kids in Canyonlands as there are unfenced overlooks throughout the park.
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Junior Ranger Program
Last updated: August 30, 2017