Hike Canyonlands Grand View Point Canyonlands National Park
As the name implies, this is a hike with near endless views. Grand View Point is the southern-most spot on Canyonland's high mesa, the Island in the Sky. Laid out below is a complex network of canyons carved by the converging Colorado and Green Rivers. This 2-mile round trip hike leaves from Grand View Overlook and travels down the mesa's edge for as far as you can go without running out... Read more.
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Tagged with · Island in the Sky
Distance: 2 miles · Elevation change: 80 feet
By: Published: Last updated: June 4, 2017
Visit Canyonlands national park overlooks
The Island in the Sky offers great views for visitors who aren't in favor of exploring too far from their transportation. Even for hikers, every overlook in the Island in the Sky in worth checking out. The two viewpoints should not be missed are Grand View Overlook and Green River Overlook. These provide excellent views along with informative panels. Grand View Overlook at the south... Read more.
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White Rim Overlook Hike Canyonlands National Park Utah
The Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands National Park is renowned for elevated views of immense canyons. One of the best east-facing vistas is White Rim Overlook, which offers sweeping 300-degree views from the mid-point a 1.8-mile round trip hike. From the picnic area a mile from the end of Grand View Road, hike east down the trail for a tenth of a mile and turn right at the... Read more.
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Tagged with · Island in the Sky
Distance: 1.8 miles · Elevation change: 170 feet
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Murphy Point Hike Canyonlands National Park Utah
The 3.6-mile round trip hike to Murphy Point provides a peaceful outing with excellent views off the western end of the Island in the Sky. This is an excellent morning hike, when the sun first strikes the expansive canyons below the mesa. Alternatively, the wide western view also makes this a recommended sunset trail. The trail is downhill most of the way with only 150 feet of elevation to... Read more.
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Distance: 3.6 miles · Elevation change: 150 feet
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Mesa Arch Trail Hike Utah Canyonlands National Park Utah
Mesa Arch is an easy to visit landmark in the Island in the Sky region of Canyonlands National Park. This pothole arch spans across the mesa's edge, framing a scenic canyon vista. A 0.7-mile loop trail brings you right up to Mesa Arch, one of the park's most popular points of interest. A nature guide is available at the trailhead, and can be used to learn more about park vegetation and... Read more.
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Tagged with · Arches · Island in the Sky
Distance: 0.7 miles · Elevation change: 75 feet
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Aztec Butte Hike Canyonlands National Park Utah Hike Canyonlands
Aztec Butte is one of the more unique hikes in the Island in the Sky region of Canyonlands National Park. The trail crosses level grasslands and climbs a steep slope to a dome-shaped butte rising above the mesa. Alcoves along the rim of the butte house Puebloan granaries, which early inhabitants used for storage. A loop around the top of Aztec Butte visits two such granaries and provides... Read more.
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Tagged with · Buttes · Island in the Sky
Distance: 1.8 miles · Elevation change: 250 feet
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Upheaval Dome Canyonlands National Park hike Utah Trail crater
Upheaval Dome in the most puzzling geological feature in Canyonlands National Park. A 1.7-mile hike visits two overlooks along the rim of this three-mile wide 1,000-foot deep crater. Geologists have two possible theories for what caused Upheaval Dome, which you can learn about along the trail. From the trailhead, a wide track heads to the right before turning uphill toward the crater.... Read more.
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Tagged with · Craters · Island in the Sky
Distance: 1.7 miles · Elevation change: 200 feet
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Whale Rock Canyonlands National Park Hiking Trail
Whale Rock is located above Upheaval Dome, a unique natural feature on the western end of a magnificent mesa in Canyonlands National Park known as the Island in the Sky. There are two popular theories for what caused the bizarre dome/crater, but neither explains how a whale of a rock ended up stretched across the mesa nearby. This long sandstone formation looks like a giant beached whale... Read more.
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Distance: 1 mile · Elevation change: 250 feet
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