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Distance:
0.1 Miles / 0.2 km
Type:
Out-and-Back
Difficulty:
Easy
Time to Hike:
~5 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Universal Access
Park:
Canyonlands National Park
Town:
Moab, Utah
Directions:
38.45996, -109.820677
Added:
September 28, 2023
Updated:
November 27, 2023

The Island in the Sky Overlook at Canyonlands National Park near Moab, Utah is an easy 0.1-mile out-and-back universally-accessible trail that features beautiful views of the La Sal Mountains and the Shafer Canyon.

Universal Access
This path follows a paved and universally-accessible pathway that leads to the overlook.

This is not a hike but rather a very quick out-and-back walk that begins at the Canyonlands National Park visitors center and heads due-east, crossing Grand View Point Road, and ends at the information kiosk at the overlook located just down the hill. The trail is easy to follow with a low elevation grade, which allows for easy walking to the overlook.

Parking
Visitors will find a large parking lot at the coordinates provided, located at the Island in the Sky District's visitors center in Canyonlands National Park.

Pets
Dogs are not allowed on any trails at Canyonlands National Park. Please do not bring your dog here.

Warning
Sun exposure: This trail has very little shade and no water sources. Pack-in all water and wear sun screen and a hat to protect against sun exposure. It's smart to hike either in the early morning or late afternoon to avoid the intense desert sun.

No water: This trail has no water sources so you must pack-in all water. A general rule of thumb in the desert is 1 gallon of water per person per day.

Rattlesnakes: This is rattlesnake territory, so be on the lookout and give any rattlers you find plenty of space.

Fees
Vehicle entry fees to Canyonlands National Park is $30 as of September 2023.

Explore 38 trails near Moab, UT
  1. Parking

    38.45996, -109.820677
  2. Main Trailhead

    38.45984, -109.820682
  3. Island in the Sky Overlook

    38.459828, -109.819983
     Island in the Sky Overlook
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14 '

Total Change
14 '

Ascent
14 '

Descent

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0.1 miles / 0.2 km
Trail added
September 28, 2023
Hiked on
September 27, 2023
Updated on
November 27, 2023
0.1 miles / 0.2 km
September 27, 2023
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