Grand View Point Trail, Canyonlands National Park

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
2.9 km
Duration
1:00h
Ascent
276 m
Descent
276 m
Loop Scenic Family friendly Geological highlights
Grand View Point Trail is an easy trail that leads us past steep rock faces to the southernmost viewpoint on the plateau of Island in the Sky in the northern part of Canyonlands National Park. The panoramic views are stunning.
A gigantic panorama awaits us at the two lookouts at the beginning and at the end of the trail. The view is amazing: the fissured Monument Basin with its rugged sandstone towers and the imposing rocky edge of the white rims, and the Colorado River Canyon and the distant La Sal Mountains can all be seen from up here. In between, a sandy trail leads us through a unique, desert-like landscape.
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Difficulty
easy
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Highest point
1885 m
Lowest point
1797 m
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Safety information

At sections, the trail leads alonng high and steep cliffs. There are no barriers here. Take children ny the hand.

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Start

Grand View Point Car Park (1885 m)
Coordinates:
DD
38.310816, -109.856614
DMS
38°18'38.9"N 109°51'23.8"W
UTM
12S 599962 4240920
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Destination

Grand View Point Car Park

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting at the parking lot, we walk on the wide, paved road to the Grand View Point Overlook. We then follow the marked trail to the end at Grandview Point. In the end we hike back to the car park on the same trail.

Getting there

Driving on Utah Highway 313 and Grandview Point Road to Island in the Sky Visitor Center. In the Canyonlands National Park continue on Grandview Point Road to the car park at Grandview Point at the end of the road.

Parking

Grand View Point Car Park

Coordinates

DD
38.310816, -109.856614
DMS
38°18'38.9"N 109°51'23.8"W
UTM
12S 599962 4240920
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Hiking boots, sunscreen and enough liquids
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Updated: January 06, 2016

Travel Guide: Hikes in Utah


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