Cayonlands National Park

20151017_0075_zpsltjjuvkq-1Here in Utah we get an extra long weekend off of school in October so teachers can attend training. It’s called UEA or fall break. Half of Utah takes the opportunity to go to Disneyland and the other half heads down to southern Utah which is what we did.

We rented a cabin in Moab and spent a few days exploring Canyonlands National Park.  The scenery was amazing and it wasn’t too crowded.  At times it felt like we had the place to ourselves.

Hiking to the top of Whale Rock
E using his binoculars at Mesa Arch.  They came with a Junior Ranger backpack we checked out from the visitor center (for free!)
Taking a break on the Aztec Butte hike.
The kids in front of an ancient Aztec grain pantry
E was enamored by the texture of this shrub and requested a photo 🙂
E climbing around and making me nervous.

It was a great trip.  I think Canyonlands might be underrated as a national park.  We only visited the Island In The Sky district (there are 4 different ones) but it was gorgeous.  I’d say it’s on par with the Grand Canyon.  Check it out if you get the chance.

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