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Address: Canyonlands National Park, UT
Phone Number: 435-719-2313
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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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Good day trip

I know there are a lot of trails in this area and I cannot speak to them however for those of you that just want to visit for a day this is a nice trip. The canyon views are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
yogidog35943
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Elizabeth, Illinois

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Elizabeth, Illinois
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I know there are a lot of trails in this area and I cannot speak to them however for those of you that just want to visit for a day this is a nice trip. The canyon views are awesome but this park is no where near as amazing as Arches. If you only have time for one definitely do... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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61 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome park! Many areas to park and go off hiking. The views are out of this world! Plan accordingly, bring water, bathrooms are far and few between as are places for food. Better than Grand Canyon. Go early before it gets too hot.

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Milan, Italy
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118 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Island in the Sky surely merit a visit, you can reach it from North, e.g. from Moab, UT. a long pleasant road dives you to the farest point "Grand View Point Overlook". All the area is breath taking. Suitable for all the kind of visitors. Entrance fee as almost all the National Parks.

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1 Thank fbonfi
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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734 reviews
309 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

It was great to visit this and see the views from all around - simply breathtaking! Also a very well maintained visiting area

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Lake Forest, California
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339 reviews
190 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 862 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

The vast canyons divide the park into the Island in the Sky District and the Needles District. This huge canyon is the mini similar to the Grand Canyon in Arizona. The story of wind and water is written in the stone walls of the canyons. This is spectacular at sunset. Take the drive down to the Needles District for a... More 

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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74 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

The Island in the Sky offers some spectacular views all within a short walk of the parking area. From the Shafer Canyon Overlook to Mesa Arch, to the Green River Overlook to the Grand View Point Overlook, you will have great views. All of them are worth visiting. If you are looking for something more adventurous, you can stop at... More 

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St. Moritz, Switzerland
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341 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 324 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

I had rather difficulties to find reviews of Canyonlands N.P. and then found it under the reviews of tour operators. This is an easy and most impressive drive to ever-changing scenic surroundings and can easily be done by your own. There are several sightseeing stops along the road and some hiking trailheads. A gorgeous and archaic area. There is a... More 

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verde valley
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290 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

This is my favorite national park in Utah. it has a little bit of everything! be sure to do the hike at the far end of the road, its just incredible.

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silver spring
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279 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Canyonlands is a wonderful experience. The views are spectacular, and because the canyon is much smaller than the Grand Canyon, one can see the way the river has carved its way through the rock. There are great hikes and you can also see a lot from the observation areas if you want to stay with your car.

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Indiana
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24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

We visited Canyonlands one afternoon in June and enjoyed our visit. Only went to the Island in the Sky section and did the following: hike to Mesa Arch and back (very easy even under the hot desert sun); hikes to Whale Rock and Upheaval Dome (longer but better hiking, final destinations OK but not as great). We really enjoyed our... More 

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