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Green River Overlook

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Green River Overlook

157 Reviews
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Canyonlands National Park Half-Day Tour from Moab

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Experience the rugged terrain of Canyonlands National Park with 4-wheel drive transportation on a half-day tour from Moab. Your guide expertly drives the switchback on White Rim Road to places where you can view steep canyon walls and the remains of ancient Pueblo civilizations. Go to the stunning Island in the Sky district, Gooseneck Overlook, and Musselman Arch, and stop regularly for photo ops of Utah’s natural beauty. <br><br>No need to take on the hair-raising drive yourself when booking this tour<br><br>Cover more ground in a 4WD vehicle<br><br>Hear live commentary from your guide <br><br>Includes cold beverages, and round-trip transport from Moab
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BruinDan wrote a review Oct 19
Fullerton, California1,556 contributions222 helpful votes
The Green River Overlook is located at the end of the paved Green River Overlook Road just past the Willows Campground in the Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands National Park. The overlook sits at about 6,000 ft/1,829 m in elevation, so it provides a wonderful view and perspective of the canyon. There is a fairly large parking area (which can fill up quickly during busy periods) as well as a vault toilet. It’s an easy, short walk from the parking lot to the overlook. If you have limited time in the park or are taking a driving tour, this is a stop you should strongly consider as the vistas here are quite dramatic and memorable.
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Date of experience: October 2020
Laura N wrote a review Aug 2020
Texas62 contributions18 helpful votes
We only had a few hours to spend and there is so much to see. This was one of the scenic overlooks and rather different from the others at which we stopped. It's a very amazing landscape.
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Date of experience: August 2020
Ashley Mantras wrote a review Feb 2020
Murrieta, California113 contributions45 helpful votes
This was such a beautiful stop along our day drive through Canyonlands. The views were so beautiful and really made you feel small. Not like the Grand Canyon but breathtaking in its own right. Definitely make this part of your stop. We were able to find parking in the late morning and walked right on up. There were crowds but nothing too overwhelming.
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Date of experience: September 2019
houstonnative47 wrote a review Jan 2020
Missouri City, Texas1,064 contributions315 helpful votes
This is another of the great pullouts on the Island of the Sky drive. Here you are able to see the Green River winding below and sandstone canyon above the river.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Paul S wrote a review Dec 2019
Marion1,571 contributions1,070 helpful votes
"Water, water, everywhere, but not a drop too drink"- Samuel Coleridge, Rime of the Ancient Mariner, 1834. Wow! My high school lit teacher was right- I really would use that stuff someday, which turned out to be today on tripadvisor. Anyway, unlike the other viewpoints along the Island in the Sky road you can get a clear view all the way down the cliffs to the Green River still carving away far below. There is plenty of water coursing down its deep and wide channel, but no way to reach it more than 2000 feet below. That is why the entire herd died in its pen on Dead Horse Point in the state park of the same name a few miles back on hwy 313. Anyway, it is both thrilliing and terrifying to stand on the edge and look that far down. It is also terrifying to see people hanging on and over the edge to get better selfies. There is no scurrying back from beyond the brink like a cartoon character. Anyway, you can also features along the river like the purple cliffs and turks head seen and named by Major John Wesley Powell on his exploration. He and his men floated on around the bend into the Colorado and on into the history books as the first to explore the depths of the Grand Canyon.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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