Weird Lakes Amid Desert in Canyonlands National Park in Utah

The lakes here in Canyonlands National Park in Utah are not natural, but they are here for a different purpose.

Seeing from birds perspective, these lakes in Canyonlands in Utah seems unreal, like they were drawn amid the desert. These lakes are so real but they are not for swimming at all. Their purpose is for extracting a specific type of slats that contains potassium.

Intrepid Potash Moab

Image by Doc Searls via Flickr

This substance is extracted from a depth of 3000 meters and it is widely used like e fertilizer and for producing soaps. To extract this substance there is a big and hard process. For that it is necessary to bring water from the Colorado River to the underground mines.

Image by Doc Searls via Flickr


Although, this national park for years is one of the favourite tourist destinations for everyone that is into extreme sports. There are millions of tourists here annually.

Image by Bitterroot via Flickr

La Sal Mountains

Image by John Fowler via Flickr

Green Riven

The high temperatures and the deadly predators are the most common death causes in this desert.

Image by Alex Derr via Flickr

Snow over Green Riven

Image by Dixie Lawrence via Flickr

A part of Canyonlands National Park is also known as Labyrinth and that with a good reason. Once you get into it there are high chances for you not to get out. It is thought that this is one of the farthest and most inaccessible region in the whole territory of USA.

Mesa Arch

Image by John Fowler via Flickr

Windgate Sandstone cliffs

By Michael Grindstaff (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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