Grand View Point

Distance: 2.0 miles (round trip)

Island in the Sky District, Canyonlands National Park, near Canyonlands in Southeast Utah

Great views of Monument Basin along the Grand View Point trail.

Great views of Monument Basin along the Grand View Point trail.

 

Spectacular panoramic views of the red rock canyon between the Colorado and Green Rivers, the Needles and Maze Districts of Canyonlands National Park and beyond are the scenic rewards for this easy hike to the southern tip of the Island in the Sky mesa in Canyonlands National Park. (full description)

  • Distance: 2.0 miles (round trip)
  • Elevation: 6,279-ft. at Trailhead
    Maximum elevation - 6,279-ft.
  • Elevation Gain: -31-ft.
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Basecamp: Canyonlands / Moab
  • Region: Southeast Utah

Why Hike Grand View Point

The Island in the Sky mesa in Canyonlands National Park soars over 1,000-ft. above the surrounding terrain. This short, scenic hike travels along the mesa’s rim to its southern tip, offering spectacular panoramic views of Monument Basin, the canyons formed by the Colorado and Green River, the Needles and Maze Districts of Canyonlands and, in the distance, the Abajo, La Sal and Henry Mountains. The hike is well worth the time and effort for anyone visiting the Island in the Sky district of the park.

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Elevation Profile

Grand View Point elevation profile

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