April 25, 2017

Canyonlands National Park

Magpie Cycling White Rim Trail

Geology revealed on the White Rim

Canyonlands National Park is located in southeastern Utah near the city of Moab and preserves a unique and spectacular landscape that has eroded into countless canyons, mesas, buttes and towers by forces of wind and water.  The Colorado and Green Rivers divide the park into three distinct land districts: the Island in the Sky, the Needles, and the Maze. While these land districts share a primitive desert atmosphere, each retains its own special character.

Magpie Cycling Maze Canyonlands

Exploration day in the Maze in Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park was established in 1964 and covers nearly 530 square miles (1,366 km2). The famous author / poet / activist Edward Abbey, described Canyonlands as “the most weird, wonderful, magical place on earth – there is nothing else like it anywhere.”

Canyonlands National Park is a popular recreational destination for mountain biking, hiking, 4WD driving and photography. Let MAGPIE CYCLING take you on an unforgettable trip into Canyonlands!

 

Magpie Cycling Needles Canyonlands

The joining of the Green River and the Colorado

The Island in Sky district is where you find the White Rim Trail – an all time classic desert mountain bike ride. The Needles district is where you can most easily access a view point overlooking the confluence of the Colorado and Green Rivers as well as immerse yourself amongst the polychromatic towers of sandstone for which this area is named. The Maze district is the most remote of the three land districts and rich in cultural history.

Magpie Cycling White Rim Trail

The sun shines on The White Rim

Magpie Cycling White Rim Trail

Day One on a Magpie Cycling White Rim tour