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Island in the Sky

Canyonlands National Park, UT
+1 435-719-2313
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Great place

Canyonlands was a third stop on our National Parks Road Trip. We entered the park coming from Bryce... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
XAgaPhotoX
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New York City, New York
Great place...not busy

We had about four hours available. The drive is about 45 minutes from Moab. The visitors center... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Gary H
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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” (63 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 canyon"
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"upheaval dome"
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"grand view point"
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"spectacular views"
in 26 reviews
"visitor center"
in 33 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 14 reviews
"dead horse state park"
in 13 reviews
"an easy drive"
in 5 reviews
"grandview point"
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"canyonlands np"
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"moab area"
in 11 reviews
"colorado river"
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"scenic road"
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"pit toilets"
in 7 reviews
"road trip"
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"short hike"
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Reviewed 2 days 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

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Reviewed 6 days ago 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go to Arches early in the morning to avoid the crowds, and then make the short drive to the Islands in the Sky portion of Canyonlands. An easy drive from one vista point to the next, with plenty of parking and restrooms.

1  Thank Dave_in_Reno
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time in Moab area. Arches had so many people lined up to enter so went to Islands in the Sky, Canyonlands to escape the crowds and absorb the beauty of the area. Not disappointed. Wonderful day of hiking and vistas for miles. Can’t wait...More

Thank gwc2020
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Reviewed June 9, 2018

If you are visiting all the National Parks in the area - it is tough to make a choice between Moab, Arches and Canyonlands. Island in the sky is the farthest way - BUT, it also has the least amount of congestion and traffic. Find...More

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Reviewed June 3, 2018

I'm giving this a '4' only because of the local park competition. If I were in Moab and could only visit one park, I'd go for Arches. Canyonlands is really nice, but what it offers is views of red rock canyons. Everyone in our party...More

1  Thank Jim W
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Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

The name "Island in the Sky" is a very accurate description of what this area of Canyonlands NP looks like. I enjoyed this area much more than the rim of the Grand Canyon. We did Mesa Arch, the Grand View Point hike, the Upheaval Dome...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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