Alcatraz Island provides a detailed insight into the location of the First Lighthouse and the US West Coast Fortress, the notorious Federal Penitentiary, which has long been closed to the public, and the history of the 18-month occupation by Indians of all tribes. The historic rock also has a natural side: gardens, tidal pools, bird colonies and unrivaled views of the bay.
Canyonlands National Park is an American national park located in southeastern Utah near the city of Moab. The park retains a colorful landscape, transformed by the Colorado River, the Green River and its tributaries into countless canyons, mesas and buttes. The Park Creation Act was signed on September 12, 1964 by President Lyndon Johnson.
The park is divided into four districts: the island in the sky, the needles, the labyrinth and the combined rivers, the green and the colorado, which carved two large canyons in the Colorado plateau. While these areas share a primitive desert atmosphere, each maintains its own character.