When it comes to remote camping as well as camping with two dogs, National Parks are not our best friend. However, under National Parks and/or BLM management are many other areas of land such as National Recreation Areas that have less rules, less crowds and just as much beauty as our National Parks. Right next door to Canyonlands National Park is Canyon Rims National Recreation Area. This past Thanksgiving, on our way to Arizona, we spent one night on the canyon’s edge. The color that painted the canyon walls at sunrise and sunset was breathtaking. With miles upon miles of roads to be explored both in and above the canyons, we can’t wait to go back.