The Hendersons       National Parks Tour - Canyonlands and a Float Trip


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Canyonlands and a Float Trip on the Colorado

Canyonlands is unusual in that there are separate areas of the park with separate entrances. It is another one that is worth seeing but not one you would likely return.

    A panorama of Canyonlands

    Grand View Overlook

    A desert flower

        Shafer Canyon

That was enough for this day, but the following day would be a different view from a boat floating down the Colorado. You really do see things from a different perspective from a boat.

    A window in the rock

The next spot pointed out by our guide was a cliff that was used in the movie Thelma and Louise. This was the place where the Thunderbird flew off the cliff. The producers had to drain all the fluids out of the car and launched it over the cliff with a sort of catapult. The director was not happy with the first take so they did a second car. They had to then remove them from the river. My memory of Thunderbirds of that era is that it was no great loss.

    Thelma and Louise cliff

    A pitcher handle

    This formation reminded us of Masada in Israel

    A balanced rock

    Dead Horse Point Overlook

    A blue heron nesting

    ET phone home

Next stop Wyoming.

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