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“Cayonlands”
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 July 6, 2013

Well worth spending the day, stopping at every overview. Couldn't get enough of those massive red rocks, spectacular views. Short drive from Moab - gateway to Canyonlands, Arches National Park, La Sal National Forest, and the cute little Hole in the Rock. Probably best to visit before May or earlier before the heat sets in.

Date of experience: May 2013
2  Thank Bobbi T
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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.

Date of experience: June 2013
5  Thank TraverseLT
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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!

Date of experience: July 2012
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 !!

Date of experience: May 2013
1  Thank illusions328
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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.

Date of experience: June 2013
1  Thank Maestro2471
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