Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park

History & Culture in Canyonlands

History

Geologic History As with all of Utah's national parks, the history of Canyonlands is written primarily in the language of stone. If we were to think of the formation of Canyonlands as a battle between the elements, the infantry would be comprised of limestone, sandstone and shale, and the cavalry ...

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History

Native Americans Hunter-Gatherers Humans first visited Canyonlands over 10,000 years ago. Nomadic groups of hunter-gatherers roamed throughout the southwest from 8,000 B.C. to 500 B.C. Living off the land, these people depended on the availability of wild plants and animals for their survival. They do not appear to have ...

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