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We visited in March '18, which in my opinion is a perfect time of year to go. Temps were in the low 60's, and there was no crowd at all. Tried to make it to Mesa Arch for sunrise, but upon leaving Moab, realized we...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank herrmatello
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went here on the off season and paired this visit with one to Arches. Our experience here was more drive oriented with short walks, but the views are worth it. Mesa arch was easy to get to and well worth it. The Green River...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TennesseeTony
Reviewed 1 week ago

Is this place ever "busy" or crowded? Both times I have been, not even close. I have gone on weekdays during off season both times, but I doubt it ever gets really packed. Having 2 days is best, one day at each "end" of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Tiffany H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Come early to see the sunrise and be prepare share with many other photographers that will share the view with you. Mesa arch is the right place to be for the sunrise, later hike any trail, many are great fun 30$ to drive into the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Saar_Va
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another great national park right outside of Moab Utah. So much to do here you will need at least a full day. If you decide to go on some of the hikes you will need longer than a day. I traveled with my two young...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Sherman R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Canyonlands (about 25 miles from Moab, UT) is a must see along with the Arches national park. Hike until you get tired. Drive to the bottom of canyons and enjoy breathtaking views sculpted by nature. Make sure you are ready to spend some time here...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank seeker_phx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staring off the cliffs into vast canyons. Watching the light play on the rock. Was magical. We went early, arriving at 7:00 a.m., to beat the people and the heat. Back in town by noon for an afternoon swim. Perfect!

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank JGPowers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best way to see the country in visiting national parks. Canyonlands is a small version of the Grand Canyon and just as magnificent.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank NatParksJunky13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Shafer trail is awesome is you are not afraid of heights, can be done in a 2wd car. Several viewpoints for pictures.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gatocanada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Never been to island in the sky, found it absolutely fantastic. Beautiful vistas, lots of hikes, easy access. A must see attraction with a whole variety of activity

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Dane R
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Basmati P
31 May 2018|
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Response from iluvta2 | Reviewed this property |
No tour needed. Drive your car yourself to all the lookouts.
23 January 2018|
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Response from Joe E | Reviewed this property |
Most RVs are OK as long as they stay on the paved roads. The park is divided into 4 sections. The only ones I would try to access are Island in the Sky and Needles. I pulled a small trailer into Needles, no problem. While... More
17 August 2017|
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Response from ajmp2 | Reviewed this property |
Beautiful areas to pull off. Canyonlands was our favorite area. Make sure to go see Buck's canyon, we hit it at sunrise. Absolutely incredible with maybe a 50 foot walk to the railing. At sunrise we had the whole place to... More