Surrounding Canyonlands National Park is the largest assemblage of roadless area capturing the intact Colorado Plateau— a vast expanse of desert plateaus, deeply incised gorges, sinuous canyons, and towering mesas with 750 miles of perennial streams and nearly 300 seeps and springs. Utah’s Greater Canyonlands has a concentration of natural beauty, geological spectacle, and ancient human artifacts unlike any on the planet. It's also a biological hotspot, with 27 species of wildlife on the Utah Sensitive Species List and important migration corridors for deer, mountain lions, Desert Bighorn sheep, and bears.
While many people hike, mountain bike, backpack, raft, and kayak within Greater Canyonlands, there's plenty of solitude too. By day, you can look out over a vista of 300 miles and by night, see a sky full of brilliant stars.
The Sierra Club is working to:
- Stop new oil, gas, uranium, and potash developments,
- Block tar sands expansion in the largest deposit in the United States,
- Reduce off road vehicle abuse, and
- Improve Resource Management Plans within Greater Canyonlands.