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just driving

new jersey
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just driving

We are not hikers(well at least not anymore-thanks arthritis)

but we will visiting here in the late spring and will devote a day to this park and wanted to know how much we can see just from driving and stopping at overlooks.

Also is there a shuttle like there is in other parks where you leave your car at the visitor center?


Sedona, AZ
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for Sedona, Arizona, Monument Valley
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1. Re: just driving

You can see plenty, but you need to take time. As I mentioned in our other thread, you just need to get out of the car and sit down. No hiking needed. But 10-30 minutes at each stop is a must.

No shuttles at Canyonlands. You'll drive yourself.

new jersey
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reviews: 2
2. Re: just driving

same answer as other forum-time is not the issue-we intend to spend a full day in each park plus arches and zion on our way from the Denver area to Vegas

right now the plan is late May

but i am a researcher and planner

Salt Lake City, Utah
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for Utah
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3. Re: just driving

Greetings and welcome out west,

As mentioned, no shuttle at Canyonlands. The Island in The Sky district is the closest to MOab and will have many fine view points and overlooks. There are also several short walks to various other view points. Here is a nice guide for time in the area. You could also visit Dead Horse Point State Park on the way back from Canyonlands. If you wanted to visit The Needles district, it would be about a 90-minute drive from Moab and much of the area is best seen by hiking. Although a drive wouldn't be bad either. Don't forget to stop at Newspaper Rock if you head this way.



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