Island in the Sky, Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Edward Abbey said it best when he described Canyonlands National Park as, “the most weird, wonderful, magical place on earth. ┬áHere are some photos of my visit to the Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands National Park:

Syncline Loop Trail Syncline Loop Trail:  Descending Syncline Loop Trail:  Canyon ViewSyncline Loop Trail:  Antique RainSyncline Loop Trail:  Over and Through CanyonsSyncline Loop Trail:  Mushroom RockSyncline Loop Trail:  Climbing out of the CanyonSyncline Loop TrailSyncline Loop Trail:  Chasing the SunSyncline Loop Trail:  CairnSyncline Loop Trail:  Keep Your Eyes OpenSyncline Loop Trail:  Rough Trail Out of the CanyonSyncline Loop Trail:  View of the Way Out of the CanyonSyncline Loop Trail:  Climbing Over, Under and ThroughSyncline Loop Trail:  Northside Syncline Loop Trail:  BeautySyncline Loop Trail:  Fall Colors

Mesa Arch is gorgeous and accessible by walking a short trail.  Here is a pic of my eyes trying to drink it all in and photos of the arch as well as the mountains and canyons beyond:

Mesa Arch:  WOWMesa Arch CairnMesa Arch:  View BelowMesa Arch:  Red Rocks at SunsetMesa ArchMesa Arch:  View Beyond