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Island in the Sky

Canyonlands National Park, UT
+1 435-719-2313
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Amazing

Although remote, Island in The Sky is worth the drive to see the few sites the are scattered... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Greg M
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Need to Plan This!

The drive to get to the Needles is long and I didn't realise that the Island and the Needles were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
IvyD-L
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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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This area of Canyonlands has a few hiking trails and views of beautiful canyons.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“grand canyon” (62 reviews)
“upheaval dome” (47 reviews)
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Canyonlands National Park, UT
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"green river overlook"
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"grand view point"
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"spectacular views"
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"visitor center"
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"hiking trails"
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"dead horse state park"
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"an easy drive"
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"grandview point"
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"canyonlands np"
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"moab area"
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"scenic road"
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"colorado river"
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"pit toilets"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Although remote, Island in The Sky is worth the drive to see the few sites the are scattered throughout the district. Mesa arch at sunrise was a spiritual experience. We drove down the Shafer Trail back to Moab which was amazing. Upheaval Dome with its...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The drive to get to the Needles is long and I didn't realise that the Island and the Needles were separate. To get from the Needles to the Island you have to drive all the way out of the park, around the outside and back...More

3  Thank IvyD-L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy hikes in this part of Canyonlands. There are only 12 camp sites, but because there is no water at the campsites, we managed to get a site at 3 pm.

1  Thank harrietfurton
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got to know of this place from the staff at Arches national park, otherwise we would have missed it. Awesome place. Will definitely visit again.

2  Thank AnchalLll
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having spent a week touring the other Utah National Parks, Canyonlands was last on our list and I thought I might be a bit underwhelmed after the likes of Zion, Bryce and Arches but oh no - this was almost saving the best until last....More

1  Thank speedsister
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Canyonlands was a third stop on our National Parks Road Trip. We entered the park coming from Bryce Canyon, not much traffic, plenty of road signs well placed directing us to Canyonlands, Island in the Sky. Scenic Road was breathtaking. We went around the loop...More

1  Thank XAgaPhotoX
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Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

We had about four hours available. The drive is about 45 minutes from Moab. The visitors center has water to fill bottles and put toilets. We were looking for about 3 h ours of hiking. Decided to hike to Mesa Arch (.8 mile roundtrip) and...More

2  Thank Gary H
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Reviewed June 25, 2018

We visited the Needles area from the south our first day to the park and then drove north to Moab. Our second day in the park, we drove from Moab up to Dead Horse State Park and Island in the Sky. It is important to...More

2  Thank IowaMum
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Reviewed June 25, 2018

We stopped in Moab to visit Canyonlands and Arches, not really knowing what to expect. I recommend that you drive through and day hike in Arches EARLY in the morning then spend the rest of your time in Canyonlands. Arches was so busy and we...More

2  Thank Angela R
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

While we preferred the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park, we found Islands District well worth the hours we spent there. islands has a 12 site campground available on a first come first served basis. No water or hookups. $15/nt. Islands has 34 miles of...More

1  Thank ranles76
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Ryan S
July 28, 2018|
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Response from Dmarkwind | Reviewed this property |
There are hills but you won't be driving on precarious mountain ledges over shear 1,000 foot drops like in the Road Runner cartoons or anything like that..... It's nothing to stress about. But be e sure to take water, fill... More
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George E
April 6, 2017|
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Response from Dan M |
You should be fine. Avoid the Shaffer Trail road,, but besides that, everyth8ng is perfectly safe and easy...and paved!
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