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Smooth rock

The main advantage of this attraction is that it is very smooth in different from other NP rocks... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alexander N
Tel Aviv, Israel
Sandstone Dome with a 360 Degree View

Whale Rock is a large sandstone dome in the Island in the Sky District near the end of the road to... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2017
Avon, Ohio
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Canyonlands National Park, UT

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 with appropriate footwear. Could be attraction for all family. The...More

Thank Alexander N
Reviewed 4 June 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 road there is...More

Thank Steve1362
Reviewed 3 June 2017

This place isn't far from Upheval Dome and its a nice short hike that rewards you with some great views from the top. When you take a moment to look at the rock you really can see why they call it Whale Rock. Taking the...More

Thank EpicGuy12
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Whale Rock is a large dome formation on the road to Upheaval Dome. It is a 1 mile return walk up the slick rock backbone of the dome. The total elevation change is about 100 feet, so it is not a particularly difficult hike, but...More

Thank OziDiver
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

The views are ok, but of all the trails and scenic overlooks you should skip this one. The end of the hike is all up slick rock and the views from the top are all only so so compared to what the park has to...More

Thank DofDenver
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Big smooth hump of a rock along the drive out to the Upheaval Dome. There was a couple standing on top, but we elected not to do any climbing up to the top.

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

This hike is tons of fun. It is short and easy so you can do it even if you aren't really into hiking, but the rock scrambling you can do makes it fun for more serious outdoors types. Most of the hike is over large...More

Thank Yellow V
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Whale Rock is a large rock formation in the Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands National Park. This district is located about 30 miles west of Moab, UT via US191 and UT313. Admission is $25/car (good 7 days) or NPS passes are accepted. The...More

1  Thank CrankingChick
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

This is a short hike up an unusually smooth huge rock shaped like a whale with a knobble on the top which you can scramble up for an excellent view. Not worth going past the highest point, just turn around and come back

1  Thank JANDDBritinParis
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Easily access from the road if you want to visit it but just as good to look at from the pull in. One more great rock formation in Utah's set.

Thank Trekbud
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