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Island in the Sky

Address: Canyonlands National Park, UT
Phone Number: 435-719-2313
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Type: Geologic formations, National Parks, Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Mountain biking
Owner description: This area of Canyonlands has a few hiking trails and views of...
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Type: Geologic formations, National Parks, Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Mountain biking
Owner description: This area of Canyonlands has a few hiking trails and views of beautiful canyons.
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Denver, Colorado
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We did not do the Needles side of the park but this side was breathtaking! There are several overlooks well worth the stop and very easy to walk to (a few hundred feet). The Grand View is worth the drive to the end of the road. The Aztec Buttes trail is fun and challenging on one butte and you get... More 

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Kanab, Utah
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83 reviews 83 reviews
47 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

There is nothing else like Island in the Sky. Much as I enjoy wandering in the Maze District or the Needles District, I will always love the awe-inspiring views that are around every corner of Island in the Sky. It has a decent range of trails - from very easy jaunts that little kids and grandparents alike can wander along,... More 

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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

GREEN RIVER OVERLOOK-ISLAND IN THE SKY CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK (UTAH’S HIDDEN BYWAYS XI) Much has been written about the Arches/Canyonlands National Park(s) region of Southeastern Utah. We, as easterners, first visited the region in 1973, when most of the facilities in Canyonlands National Park were non-existent, the roads were dirt/gravel, and the ranger station was a small trailer at the... More 

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

To really explore this park you need quite a bit of time and an probably an all-terrain vehicle, but even just stopping at the top of the canyon is absolutely worth it. The formation of the canyon and the three plateaus that form the different regions of the park is incredibly interesting and beautiful.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

It's so amazing place with stunning view of canyon. The only things that I didn't prepare enough time to stay. I will certainly spend a week in here down into canyon, and not just stay on top.

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Tucson, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This is a lovely drive. There are so many stops along the way. A definite place to visit if you are near Moab. Don't miss Mesa Arch.

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toronto
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

While I was in Moab, I went to Arches National Park, Corona Arch, Canyonlands-Needles District, Dead Horse Point State Park and Canyonlands-Island in the Sky. This was my absolute favourite place. So many great lookouts, the trails were fun hiking and every second step is another spectacular view that will take your breath away. Grand View Point trail is a... More 

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Fort Worth, TX
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Park is entered on top of a Mesa, the Island in the Sky. A unique perspective on the canyon, shifting with every bend in the road. For those with limited mobility it is the best way to enjoy the parl

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FORT WALTON BEACH
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140 reviews 140 reviews
49 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

A park that sits atop a mesa, and has absolutely beautiful views. Canyonlands National Park has two distinct sections which are not connected within the park. The entrance to this section is north of Moab and enters from the northeastern side of the park on Hwy 313. This part of the park has more road accessibility than The Needles section... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

With lots of overlooks and several trails to explore this offers great views of the Green and Colorado Rivers and the canyons. The size of the canyons is amazing. Well worth a visit.

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