Prolific traveler and writer Cunningham likes to share what he knows about Utah, which is more than just his home; he also feels his home state is a phenomenal destination for travelers from all over the world. That is why he writes so profusely about Canyonlands National Park on his travel blog. Canyonlands is located in the southeast corner of Utah and it is considered by many to be the state’s version of the Grand Canyon. And why not? The views from Canyonlands are often just as spectacular as those from its more famous cousin.
Not only does Canyonlands National Park feature incredible vistas overlooking the carved canyons below and beautiful views of snowcapped mountains in the distance, but there is a whole lot more. For example several districts other than the main park that are more remote, but certainly worth the hike. Ammon Cunningham notes that it’s a fairly moderate hike to get to Mesa Arch, a quite stunning view, especially during sunrise hours. Beyond that is White Rim Road, a winding dirt road that runs along sheer cliffs and features dramatic drops as it descends into the valley below. A lot of swimmers, kayakers and whitewater rafters also find a lot to do in Canyonlands National Park, so there’s something for everyone in the park.