Due to time constraints, we only spent a half-day inside Canyonlands NP and all of it within the Island in the Sky section. We knew beforehand that this was not enough, but the choice was either skipping the trip here altogether or at least visiting the park for a few hours.
We chose Island in the Sky since we felt it was the closest to our hotel in Moab. It still took us at least 45 minutes just to reach the visitor center since it was more than 30 miles away. After talking to a ranger and buying some souvenir shirts and posters, we went to see the different parts of the park along Grand View Point Road. Canyonlands NP was huge although not as crowded when compared to Grand Canyon NP. We stopped along the various overlooks to see and appreciate this piece of geologic wonder. Grand View Point and nearby Orange Cliffs overlooks had jaw dropping scenery. When I saw the canyons at Grand View Point, I thought it looked like the footprint of a giant T-Rex. We would have loved to hike some of the trails if not for lack of time.
We knew we did not do justice to this amazing park by not spending at least two days to explore it. If we get the chance to come back, not only will we spend a couple of days here, but also plan time to visit Dead Horse Point State Park.
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