If you’re ever in this corner of Utah, I strongly recommend Canyonlands. There are no bouncy castles, ice cream vans or man made attractions. Just ancient natural beauty that has left a magnificent scarred landscape at the confluence of the Green River and the Colorado.
It has probably been the template for alien planets in many a Star Trek movie. It looks like nothing on earth and then genuinely rocks my world.
Then you research off reading and discover a landmark. Not named by the Navajo tribes. Nor the early settlers heading west. But a spot taking its name from where Thelma and Louise drove, presumably, to their end.
Our Chevy isn’t upto the 4×4 trail that took people to the spot. Maybe we saw it, maybe we didn’t.
Regardless, my second visit to Canyonlands has added to the love. It’s superb.