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This area of Canyonlands has a few hiking trails and views of beautiful canyons.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Island in the Sky section of Canyonlands is spectacular and well worth an entire day to see without rushing. Lots of pull outs and overlooks along with short walks to amazing views. You don't have to be in great shape to enjoy all of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank yosemitepictures
Reviewed January 4, 2019

For the benefit of those who are just starting their research, "Island in the Sky" and "Needles" are the two areas that make up Canyonlands National Park. "Island in the Sky" is closer to Moab; about 40 minutes. Needles is a longer drive and more...More

Date of experience: December 2018
7  Thank Travel_Addict_Cyprus
Reviewed December 26, 2018 via mobile

It might be a little cold in the winter months but that's why we have jackets. Winter will mean less crowds, and more solitude. It might even mean snow on dessert floor.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RasimMuzaffer
Reviewed December 25, 2018

Canyonlands is my favorite National Park because it's like a gem in the rough. It's gorgeous but you really have to get out into it to appreciate it's full beauty. One recommendation, rent a 4x4 or bring one with you!

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank kevinjgillespie
Reviewed November 15, 2018

Very nice scenic drives, beautiful hikes, some very interesting arches and views, a very wonderful experience. If you’re here don’t forget to visit dead horse state park. It also has some wonderful views very nice and relaxing walks. Definitely will be back.

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Michael H
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

We visited Island in the Sky and loved the views. There is a short walk to see the grand views and great trails. You do have to pay the national park fee, but it is well worth it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Motivator535
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

This section is a bit more visited because of its proximity to Moab. There are stunning views but I enjoyed Needles more. I recommend stopping at the Mesa Arch, Upheaval Dome and Grand View Point. Views are spectacular but it lacks the colors of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 448jillh
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

This is a great start on Canyonlands. Easy access and no hiking and very awesome views. Worth the visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mrt1955
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

Island in the Sky is a part of Canyonlands National Park. It is the largest of the three parts and the most accessible. The nearest town is Moab, Utah. The pay station at the park entrance will give you a free map, but it does...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank TravelLover59
Reviewed October 18, 2018

Island in the Sky, also known as Between the Rivers, is the most visited and easily reached and perhaps the most scenic attraction in Canyonlands National Park. Located close to Moab, Utah and Arches National Park, it is the highest section of Canyonlands, with an...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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July 28, 2018|
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Response from Zach S | Reviewed this property |
That's a long haul from Monticello to this side of the park. In answer to your question, yes and no. The road itself is flat but winds up some switchbacks on the approach to the mesa.
George E
April 6, 2017|
Response from danmP7861TE |
You should be fine. Avoid the Shaffer Trail road,, but besides that, everyth8ng is perfectly safe and easy...and paved!