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Island In The Sky Visitor Center

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Address: Canyonlands National Park, UT
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Best place to start your tour

Best place to start your tour as you get the best advise so as not to waste any time on your visit, very helpful people

Reviewed 1 week ago
Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had to pick up our backcountry permits here, and the staff was helpful enough. Not ebullient, necessarily, but not rude by any means. There are pit toilets and water fountains, so be sure to fill your water bottles here since there are no other water sources throughout Island in the Sky.

Thank Brittany_11_10
Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best place to start your tour as you get the best advise so as not to waste any time on your visit, very helpful people

Thank Felixstowe2016
Fresno, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

We stopped at Island In the Sky Visitor Center just for showing our national park pass, pick up the maps, quick skim through the little gift shop and a snap with the Canyonlands' topographic map. The Visitor Center is really small but very nicely organized.

1 Thank IheartZephyr
McLean, Virginia
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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

The staff were very helpful and I liked the collection they have there. The washroom were clean. I would like to visit the Needles district next time in future.

Thank Saumyashree M
Tucson, Arizona
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325 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 758 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The visitor center for the Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands National Park is located on Grand View Point Road, on the right 1.2 miles past the park entrance. Admission is $25/car (good 7 days) or NPS passes are accepted. Island in the Sky is about 30 miles west of Moab, UT via US191 and UT313. This is a... More 

Thank CrankingChick
Cedar City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

This is not a riff on the Park Service. I was just frustrated that the visitors Center was not open when we were there in the end of December. My daughter loves the Jr. Ranger Program.

Thank dremmettdc
Fremont, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Regardless of how much preparation you may have done prior to your visiting Canyonlands, this reviewer always finds a discussion with a park ranger valuable, and that proved to be the case for this visit. I enjoy photography as well as hiking and I found the ranger tips for times that afford the best lighting for the various spots to... More 

1 Thank Glenn M
Clearwater FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Park here for the short walk across the street for the big views. Clean and the Rangers are super helpful. Nice exhibits and clean restrooms.

Thank Seashark7
United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 662 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

This is just your average visitor center. They have information, souvenirs, etc. It gets the job done but don't over-expect.

1 Thank AAHolt
Logan, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

The rangers were very helpful and informative. Not any supplies available. Seems the park could make more $ by selling supplies here. Water, wood and snacks would seem like good sellers to me.

Thank Heaven L

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