This panoramic photograph of Canyonlands National
Park was taken by James Blakeway. It features a view of Canyonlands as
seen looking through Mesa Arch. Authorized as a national park in 1964,
the park contains a maze of deep canyons, mesas, spires, arches, and other
geological features carved by wind and water. The air quality in this area
is reputed as some of the clearest in the country. The snow-capped La Sal
Mountains, visible through Mesa Arch, is approximately thirty-five miles
in the distance. To a large degree, Canyonlands remains untrammeled. Its
roads are mostly unpaved, its trails primitive, its rivers free-flowing.
This is wild America.