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Island in the Sky

Canyonlands National Park, UT
435-719-2313
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Parks, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, National Parks
Activities: Hiking, Mountain biking
Description: This area of Canyonlands has a few hiking trails and views of beautiful canyons.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We were all in awe of the beautiful views. After dark was amazing. Never seen the Milkyway like that before. Quit a treat to stay after dark. Less then an hour from Moab makes it very convenient.

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Silverthorne, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Island in the Sky has lots of amazing views. As for the hiking, we hiked the Murphy trail loop. The first two miles were great. After the decent off the rim, the thrill of the hike wire off. It's basically an 8 mile loop through a river wash out to White Rim Road, along the road for a bit and... More

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Columbia River Gorge WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

28 Miles I believe from off the main road out of Moab to Canyonlands Islands in the sky furthest point. Drive is long agreed, and on a hot day just note to carry a cooler with Ice and water. There is water at end of the road at Island in the Sky visitor’s center but that's it. All in all... More

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Dallas, Texas
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

On our way to Moab we came here first to check out the sights. Our plan was to hit all 5 parks in a week so we wanted to see but knew we had to pick which parks to spend the most time in and that was Arches and Zion. But this area surprised us. The drive in we stopped... More

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Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

..this was the second park we visited on our tour of Nat'l Parks. It's a long drive to get to the vistor center, and you have to drive around a lot to stop at all the viewing areas. It was hot that day, so we didn't enjoy it as much as we should have. The views were spectacular seeing where... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We visited Island in the Sky near the tail end of our UT parks trip, so we were starting to get a little jaded towards magnificent views and enormous rocks. The one thing that really differentiated it from the other parks was Upheaval Dome. It's unclear what made the enormous crater, but some speculate that it was a meteorites or... More

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GLADEWATER
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Wife and I truly enjoyed our visit to this place. We drove from Texas just to visit Moab and the 2 nearby National Parks. Take time out of you busy life and slow down and enjoy the beauty of nature that God and the elements of time and Mother Nature have created for you to enjoy. You will be back... More

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Overland Park, KS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

My husband and I visited the Canyonlands National Park’s Island in the Sky district in May of 2014 and thought it was spectacularly beautiful. It’s one of three districts that make up the huge park and is the easiest one to get to from Moab. It was about a 45-minute drive from Moab to the visitors’ center. The park has... More

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Lincoln, Ne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We had some amazing views and enjoyed several great hikes. What a wonderful place to visit and explore.

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

The hike along the overlook trail was outstanding. The trail itself was spectacular and the views were breathtaking. We’d take a picture and then groan because it didn’t capture the splendor and awesomeness of the views. God’s majesty is so evident in this area of our country.

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