The California Bucket List: Your daily guide to the best adventures and experiences in the Golden State

20. Canyonlands National Park, Utah

A look through the Mesa Arch, perched on the edge of a 600-foot canyon drop-off in Utah’s Canyonlands, reveals stunning canyons, mountains and plateaus. The park encompasses the desert ecosystem of the Colorado Plateau, a high-desert region where temperatures can fluctuate up to 40 degrees in a day. Travel in the spring to avoid late-summer monsoons or winter snowfall. Visitors in 2009 (through August): 310,930 More info: Pictured: Mesa Arch
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