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“Prepare to be Awestruck!”

Ranked #8 of 107 things to do in Moab
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed 28 June 2018

This is the most incredible view of one of the earth's spectacular wonders! You can drive right up to most of the view points. Others are just a short walk to. My husband & I aren't able to walk or hike much anymore, so this was perfect for us to be able to enjoyable seeing these vast, scenic sights.

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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

I believe this part is better than the Grand Canyon. The views are amazing. We did the island in the sky. Most of this park is accessible by car. I wished we rented a Jeep and drive on the canyon trails. This park has no food or water so bring your own. This particular park is about 25 miles from Moab. There are two more areas to this park.

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Reviewed 27 June 2018

I visited the Island in the Sky portion of Canyonlands National Park, which is the closest section to Moab. This mesa rests on sheer sandstone cliffs over 1,000 feet above the surrounding terrain. There is a paved scenic drive offering many pullouts with spectacular views, along with a short hike to the famous Mesa Arch. For me, I found this to be the least impressive national park I visited in Utah, since it is similiar to the Grand Canyon, but yet not as grand. The visitor center is open daily between early March and late December. There are vault toilets and water available. When the visitor center is closed, there is no water available at Island in the Sky. Island in the Sky Campground (Willow Flat) has 12 sites, first-come, first-served, for $15 per site. There are toilets, picnic tables, and fire rings in the campground. There is no water at the campground.

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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Such a nice place to see if you've never been in the southwest region of the country you've really got to come here. We are here on a trip and had some really good experiences with hotel and restaurant in Moab and now we just left Canyonlands after spending a wonderful morning there. We had a really good time, nicely paved roads, wasn't too crowded but boy was it hot! Bring lots of water or beverages to drink with you. There's nowhere to buy anything so you have to bring in what you want and make sure you take it out with you, don't litter the park! Anyhow it was wonderful. We'll come back.

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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

We stayed at the rim rather than hike into the canyon with the kids. The Mesa Arch trail was short and easy. Trying to get a photo was frustrating with clueless people meandering about everywhere. A giant family was trying to take a family photo and bombed their way in, hoarded the view for over 15 minutes, and didn’t seem to realize everyone else there was trying to experience the park as well. Hopefully, that was just our poor experience, it was a lovely view.

Thank Jen B
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