Whale Rock, Canyonlands National Park

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Whale Rock is located in Canyonlands National Park. A visit to Whale Rock represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Canyonlands National Park trip builder to plot your vacation.
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  • August 3, 2017
    WR, is a large sandstone formation accessible via a 1 mile (round trip) walk over an easily negotiated trail. A parking area at the head of track allows a convenient staging area. Follow the cairns. T...  more »
  • July 7, 2017
    The main advantage of this attraction is that it is very smooth in different from other NP rocks and easy reachable. It is not problem climb on this rock massive, without any special equipment, only w...  more »
  • June 4, 2017
    Whale Rock is a large sandstone dome in the Island in the Sky District near the end of the road to Upheaval Dome that looks a bit like the profile of a whale from the road. On the north side of the ro...  more »

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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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