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Island in the Sky

Canyonlands National Park, UT
+1 435-719-2313
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Over a 1000 feet above the surrounding terrain

While we preferred the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park, we found Islands District... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
ranles76
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Escondido
Most accessible part of Canyonland - and less crowded than Arches

Go to Arches early in the morning to avoid the crowds, and then make the short drive to the Islands... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Dave_in_Reno
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Reno NV
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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” (45 reviews)
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Canyonlands National Park, UT
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"canyonlands np"
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"colorado river"
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Reviewed 5 days 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

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Reviewed 6 days 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.

Thank Dave_in_Reno
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Reviewed 1 week 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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Bob A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Jim W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank gyshwysh
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came hear early over Memorial Day weekend to beat the crowds and the heat. We spent maybe six hours hear, we did the Mesa Arch Trail, Grand Rim Trail and Upheaval Dome. All very interesting and you see amazing sites. I love this place!

Thank SteveBTang
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of those truly awesome natural phenomena that some people are lucky to experience in their lifetime. Reminiscent of the top of the Bright Angel Trail at the Grand Canyon, the chatter from first-timers is at a minimum. Most people simply gawk at the views....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The drive form Moab is about an hour. Our first hike was to Mesa Arch. A nice short hike with a beautiful destination. Then over to Upheaval Dome for lunch. Then on to the Green River Overlook, Buck Canyon Overlook and finally Grand View Point...More

Thank rwdw
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always wanted to experience this great wonder if the west. I was not disappointed, it is stupendous in its majesty. The view points were mindblowing at each station.

Thank mrdoody06
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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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