Grand View Point Overlook, Canyonlands National Park

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  • Probably the only other place in Canyonlands NP that has this good of a view is at Mesa Arch. Definitely take the easy 2.2 mi. RT rim walk to the end of the plateau. The views from the end are even mo...  more »
  • The view is spectacular although don't expect to see the confluence; below is the White Rim with the Needles in the distance as well as three mountain ranges (LaSal east, Abajo southeast, Henry west)....  more »
  • From here you can admire the vastness of Canyonlands, the view is outstanding and you can enjoy it in full following a short, easy trail of few kilometers on the edge of the canyon ... preferably at sunset!
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  • Its a little bit of a trek but the views are tremendous!
  • This was an awe-inspiring view of the vastness of Island in the Sky. I would say visit here first to get an idea of how much beauty there is in Canyonlands. We took a picnic and ate on the edge of the overlook and soaked up some sun (mid-April weather!). Great place overall.
  • Best single attraction at Canyonlands If you were to rank the various viewpoints or "attractions" at Canyonlands that you can get to without a four wheel drive, this ranks on top. The trail is a must to appreciate this park. The trail is not super easy but it's worth the effort. You walk along the rim with some dramatic vertical cliffs. After some uphill, you reach a viewpoint that affords a 270 degree vista of the river / valley below. It's breathtaking. The view is well worth the hiking effort. The trail is not that long. It can be done in a hour or so. If you do not want to hike, the view from the parking lot is also OK, but not as dramatic as the hike.
  • Can't get any better than that. A moderate hike leads you to a view word can't describe. Not to be missed.
  • Awesome views, as the name implies. Easy hike. Anyone can do the 1 mile in and 1 mile return.

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Where to stay in Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park offers camping in two first-come, first-served campgrounds and various primitive sites throughout the park. Most park visitors opt to stay in the nearby town of Moab, which offers plenty of places to rest in the form of national chain motels, rustic inns with a Southwestern vibe, and lodges. A few bed and breakfasts sit north and south of town on the way to the park, and a couple of ranches and lodges lie a bit farther from town, offering more luxurious digs in the majestic setting of southern Utah's high desert.
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