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“Sheer sandstone cliffs over 1,000 feet above surrounding terrain”
Review of Island in the Sky

Island in the Sky
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Owner description: This area of Canyonlands has a few hiking trails and views of beautiful canyons.
Reviewed June 30, 2013

The Island in the Sky Mesa is just what it says. An area of flat land miles long, miles wide, where the surrounding terrain has been eroded, leving it high in the sky. Every overlook offers a different perspective on the park's spectacular landscape. Use the Island to see the most overlook pullouts, along a paved scenic drive.
If you only have 2 hours..... Drive toGrand View Point, Green River Overlook and then hike to Mesa Arch. Refills the soul.

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Reviewed June 27, 2013

Islands in the sky is North of Moab roughly a 45min drive making this part of Canyonlands a lot busier than The Needles district.

This is a must see park with unbelievebly vast views. The views from opposite the visitors centre are a glimpse of what the rest of the park is like. There are plenty of spectacular views from the many viewpoints which only require short easy hikes - some on paved paths others on dirt trails.

Magnificent views of a massive natural wonder!

2  Thank mvrag
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

We spent a full day of hiking here .. great trails, awesome views, perfect spring weather .. what more could you want?

I loved the hike to Upheaval Dome Overlook .. not a hard hike by any means but it was so windy !!

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Reviewed June 22, 2013

This is about 45 mins away from Moab proper. So worth the drive! The canyons are magnificent! Not as vast as the Grand Canyons but breathtaking as well. There are lots of vista points so make sure you stop by them especially the Mesa Arch.

1  Thank Maestro2471
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

We did both Arches and Canyonlands in the same day. The views/sites at Canyonlands is so much different than Arches. The Green River overlook is a must see- spectacular. As you would expect there are many canyon view points. All of which are great as well. It's worth the visit if you are in the Moab area and have a little extra time.

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