"Hiking Canyonlands" refers to "Hiking Canyonlands National Park," which is near Moab, Utah.
From airy vantages, gazing across Canyonlands National Park is like staring up at a clear night sky. The baffling, dizzying, overwhelming complexity of the earth's topography is as unfathomable as an infinite, star-filled universe.
Or think of the surface of the human brain. From an aerial perspective, Canyonlands National Park has a similar, marvelously complex appearance created by erosion (water, wind, ice) and weathering (decomposition).
In more objective terms, the park enshrines countless canyons, mesas and buttes, many of which were created by the Colorado River, the Green River, and their numerous tributaries. The rivers divide the park into four districts: the Island in the Sky, the Needles, the Maze, and the rivers themselves. All are desert wilderness, yet each is distinct.
Canyonlands National Park comprises 1,366 sq km (527 sq mi). More than 400,000 people visited the park in 2008, although most visitors do not venture far beyond the few paved access roads and front-country campgrounds. Several of the park's trails are famous for their beauty and intrigue, so hiking Canyonlands is popular, but solitude remains easy for hikers to find here.
Go to http://www.hikingcamping.com/photos-utah.php to see photos of Utah canyon country, including several from hiking Canyonlands.
Go to http://www.hikingcamping.com/hike-moab.php to read about Done in a Day Moab, The Ten Premier Hikes. That's the book you need if you're visiting Moab and hiking Canyonlands is on your agenda.