Canyonlands
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2014 marks the 50th anniversary of Canyonlands, which sits in southeastern Utah near Moab and is known for its red rock canyons and sandstone spires. There are enough activities for anyone to spend weeks exploring the park – starting with biking the 100-mile White Rim Road and then rafting the Colorado and Green Rivers

Don't Miss: The area is a hub for extreme skydiving, where visitors are dropped from 16,500 feet in the air and glide past Castleton Tower, Merrimac and Monitor rock formations and Dead Horse Point.