Grand View Point Overlook, Canyonlands National Park

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  • October 2, 2017
    Take the short hike out to the point. Watch out for the chipmunks... if you pull out a snack they come right up to you! The canyons are most beautiful later in the day if you want to take photos.  more »
  • September 19, 2017
    When you visit this view point and are able to do so I highly recommend doing the trail. Not only does this thin out the herd and actually make you feel relatively alone but it also rewards you with a...  more »
  • September 19, 2017
    The view from the scenic overlook is amazing! And the hike that starts from there is absolutely incredible. If you've got a fear of heights, you might want to walk a little further from the edge. But ...  more »
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  • April 21, 2017
    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.
  • November 4, 2016
    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.
  • April 12, 2017
    Awesome views, as the name implies. Easy hike. Anyone can do the 1 mile in and 1 mile return.
  • June 12, 2017
    Enjoy the view but be safe as winds can gust up. The walk is worth the views
  • February 28, 2017
    Perfect point for an awesome view. You can feel the isolation and beauty of nature (art of God Almighty). Very close to the parking lot. 300 ft to the point and there is a 1 mile rim trail.

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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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