America's Great Outdoors
Kicking off the week with this amazing sunrise at Canyonlands National Park in Utah. This photo was captured by Ryan Engstrom on the Mesa Arch Trail — a popular place to capture the sunrise over the park’s countless canyons and fantastically formed buttes carved by the Colorado River and its tributaries.
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Kicking off the week with this amazing sunrise at Canyonlands National Park in Utah. This photo was captured by Ryan Engstrom on the Mesa Arch Trail — a popular place to capture the sunrise over the park’s countless canyons and fantastically formed buttes carved by the Colorado River and its tributaries.

Photo from www.sharetheexperience.org.

Sunset at the Doll House in Canyonlands National Park.Photo: National Park Service

Sunset at the Doll House in Canyonlands National Park.

Photo: National Park Service

Happy new year everyone! From all of us at the U.S. Department of the Interior, we want to wish you a safe and happy 2014.Here is a beautiful Mesa Arch sunrise with the Washer Woman arch in the background at Canyonlands National Park in Utah.Photo: Sarah Chah (www.sharetheexperience.org)

Happy new year everyone! From all of us at the U.S. Department of the Interior, we want to wish you a safe and happy 2014.

Here is a beautiful Mesa Arch sunrise with the Washer Woman arch in the background at Canyonlands National Park in Utah.

Photo: Sarah Chah (www.sharetheexperience.org)

We are going to take a break from winter photos and share one from warmer times in Canyonlands National Park, Utah. Here is what photographer Ling Ling had to say about this photo:"This shot was taken in the late afternoon of AUG 24, 2012, near Canyonlands National Park island in the sky visitor center. There was a heavy rain in the north and the southeast area of the Park. I saw a windstorm coming out of the southeast - an immense cloud with flashing lightning."

We are going to take a break from winter photos and share one from warmer times in Canyonlands National Park, Utah. Here is what photographer Ling Ling had to say about this photo:

"This shot was taken in the late afternoon of AUG 24, 2012, near Canyonlands National Park island in the sky visitor center. There was a heavy rain in the north and the southeast area of the Park. I saw a windstorm coming out of the southeast - an immense cloud with flashing lightning."

Good morning from Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park.Photo: Dave Dill (www.sharetheexperience.org)

Good morning from Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park.

Photo: Dave Dill (www.sharetheexperience.org)

Lightning streaking the night sky in Canyonlands National Park. Photo courtesy of Will Leggett.

Lightning streaking the night sky in Canyonlands National Park.

Photo courtesy of Will Leggett.

Summer storms in America’s great outdoors are truly breathtaking. Here’s a fantastic shot by Meredith Hinton in Canyonlands National Park.

Summer storms in America’s great outdoors are truly breathtaking. Here’s a fantastic shot by Meredith Hinton in Canyonlands National Park.

Monitor Butte sails through frosty clouds and over an icy sandstone sea at sunset, just beyond the Canyonlands National Park boundary.Photo: National Park Service 

Monitor Butte sails through frosty clouds and over an icy sandstone sea at sunset, just beyond the Canyonlands National Park boundary.

Photo: National Park Service 

It’s monsoon season in southern Utah. Every day, storms build over the mountains and then slide over the landscape in seemingly random directions. They bring much needed rain but usually to only a small swath of desert. It’s a bit like the lottery, and the Needles in Canyonlands National Park was a lucky winner.

It’s monsoon season in southern Utah. Every day, storms build over the mountains and then slide over the landscape in seemingly random directions. They bring much needed rain but usually to only a small swath of desert. It’s a bit like the lottery, and the Needles in Canyonlands National Park was a lucky winner.