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Address: Canyonlands National Park, UT
Phone Number: 435-719-2313
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Activities: Mountain biking, Hiking
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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Incredible!!

So much to see and such a variety! In Islands in the Sky, the overlooks of the canyons are spectacular, especially Green River! Then there is the mystifying Upheaval Dome! We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

So much to see and such a variety! In Islands in the Sky, the overlooks of the canyons are spectacular, especially Green River! Then there is the mystifying Upheaval Dome! We also had a chance to drive to the Needles district which has a few wonderful easy hikes taking to to unusual sights. Big Spring Canyon overlook is fantastic!

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Our first glimpse of Canyonlands National Park was just a wayside stop near the first guard rails/bridge and it was my favorite spot. The scenery and landscape is absolutely stunning. The thing I loved about Canyonlands is that it wasn't as busy with tourists as Arches was. And I thought Canyonlands was more beautiful! We hiked Aztec Butte, which was... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We spent one afternoon and an evening here, but wished we had more time to walk to all the points. It's absolutely gorgeous!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Great tour from Navtec Expeditions and their guide, Sam. He was very knowledgeable and helpful throughout our four hour tour.

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Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I have been all over the southwest and southern Utah is special. The vistas are surreal. The air is clear, the sky is BLUE. It gets hot so do go early and take water. The 2mile hike from the Grand Overlook was lightly traveled in the morning and I enjoyed the sound of .... nothing .... quiet. Love it. The... More 

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Martinez, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I don't grant a 5-star review lightly. I had intended to go to Needles for a bigger hike and a perception there would be fewer people, but we were just too worn out to do another big hike, so we "settled" on the more accessible Island in the Sky. Very happy we did. It really is an island - just... More 

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Hattiesburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This was the only part of the park we made it to . I was great! Beautiful vistas & great 4 wheel drive down Shaffer TrAil to Moab, views were great!

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Sebastian, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Islands In The Sky is the place to visit in Canyonlands. We went to the Needles area first and were quite disappointed. As a matter of fact, we said had we been aware of how it was, we never would have made the drive down. Islands on the other hand is fantastic. The overviews are amazing and there's always something... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This is the place to go in Canyonlands. Go to the Mesa Arch and see the beginning of the Grand Canyon. Lots of great hiking here and wonderful place!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

From here you can drive a paved road that takes you out to Grand View Point and to several stops along the way to see other views. There is also a spot to stop were you can see Mesa Arch. I love visiting this area.

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