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Grand View Point Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 4.8 (46)

An easy route along the southern-most edge of the Island in the Sky with phenomenal views in every direction.


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Map Key

0.9

Miles

1.5

KM

Point to Point

6,259' 1,908 m

High

6,214' 1,894 m

Low

85' 26 m

Up

107' 33 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Views

Family Friendly A short, mostly flat trail, with excellent views that the whole family can enjoy provided the small rock ledges/stairs don't present a mobility barrier.

Description

This trail starts from the southern-most parking area in the Island in the Sky District, called the Grand View Point Overlook. From the parking area, the easily accessible views are, indeed, very grand. But you'll get even better views if you take this trail to the southwest.

The trail is fairly flat, but has a few rocks/steps you'll have to navigate. These should be easy for a hiker, but it means the trail isn't accessible for those with limited mobility (at least not after a short distance). Most of the trail follows the southern ledge of the Island in the Sky and offers exquisite views to the south and east.

At about three quarters of a mile the trail will near the northern edge of the rock "peninsula" and begin to offer amazing views to the north and west. At the end of the trail, there are some small rock formations you can scramble onto from which you'll have 360-degrees views, all of which are postcard worthy. Enjoy the distant Green River, Colorado River, Junction Butte, and, of course, the Monument Basin.

Return the way you came.

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Shared By:

Karl W with improvements by Spencer Schaber

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  4.8 from 46 votes

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Photos

There are plenty of vantage points to snap a panorama.
Apr 22, 2017 near Moab, UT
Canyonlands.
Oct 31, 2016 near Moab, UT
Two bicyclists pausing on White Rim Road give scale to Monument Basin (lowermost section of the rim 1/3 from the right edge of the photo).
Apr 7, 2018 near Moab, UT
Grand View Point eastern view. Canyonlands National Park
Aug 19, 2017 near Moab, UT
Grand views, indeed!
Feb 19, 2016 near Moab, UT
Monument Basin from Grand View Point Overlook
Mar 22, 2020 near Moab, UT

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Sep 9, 2022
Maya Saterson
2.1mi
Jun 7, 2022
John H
1.8mi — 8h 00m
Jun 6, 2022
Jeffrey Bergeson
May 13, 2022
alex carlton
Has that canyon that looks like a dinosaur claw to me — 2h 00m
May 12, 2022
Joseph Smith
Mar 25, 2022
Brittney Loiselle
There are views from start to finish, rivaling the Grand Canyon! 1.8mi — 1h 19m
Mar 24, 2022
Kristy Van
snowy MTN views. great vista hike. great drop offs to feel the canyon depth
Feb 19, 2022
Connor Greenhalgh
With Abby, Abbie, and Mariah