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Address: Canyonlands National Park, UT
Phone Number: 435-719-2313
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Activities: Hiking, Mountain biking
Description: This area of Canyonlands has a few hiking trails and views of beautiful...
This area of Canyonlands has a few hiking trails and views of beautiful canyons.
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If you like Westerns or crazyyyy views you'll love it.

Really cool, simple park. Island in the Sky and Mesa Arch are the big selling points for me. Both were awesome. Take the time to hike the Island in the sky trail to the other side... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Blairstown, New Jersey

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Blairstown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Really cool, simple park. Island in the Sky and Mesa Arch are the big selling points for me. Both were awesome. Take the time to hike the Island in the sky trail to the other side for the view.....totally worth it.

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Denver, Colorado
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

A great way to see the real West including the Maze where Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid had their secret hideout.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

All of the Canyonlands are beautiful. Each district has its unique character. Islands has drop dead vistas. This is another place I want to come back to and do some hikes.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The scenery here is beautiful so much to see and lots of walk to do too if you have time. If we had more time would spend longer and maybe camp at one of the first come first served campground near the top.

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Gresham, Oregon, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is a unsung natural park. Less crowds. Great Vista's Easy Access. Go at Sunrise or Sunset! Take your camera! Dead Horse State Park is nearby and do not miss. So close to Arches N. P. and all Moab has to offer.

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Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Spectacular scenery and easy to view without having to take a hike. Perfect for all ages. Parking might be tough and I recommend going first thing in the morning.

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Okc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This was a lot less secluded than needles, I thought there were a lot t of great hiking options. Much closer to other people. If you want to be totally isolated, needles would be the preference, but there are plenty of places here you can go to get away

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Del Rio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We actually liked this park better than the north rim of the Grand Canyon. There are a lot less people. There are lots of things to see just by driving. We weren't up for a big long hike so we did several of the shorter hikes. We maybe put in 3 miles all together. The Mesa arch is a must... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The hike was fairly easy, but seemed a lot longer than 1 mile. Uneven ground and a few man-made stair steps. Higher elevation certainly made heat seem more oppressive. Views were great for seeing a long ways, and sun made rock faces dance with color.

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Silverdale, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The backdrop of the LaSal mountains to the east and looking 1200 feet below to the plateau that the White Rim Trail follows along for 100 miles is wonderful. Winter time is a great time to visit as the crowds are less and the photography is wonderful

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Address: Canyonlands National Park, UT
Phone Number: 435-719-2313
Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Canyonlands National Park

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