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Grandview Point Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

0.9 mile 1.5 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 85' 26 m
Descent: -107' -33 m
High: 6,259' 1,908 m
Low: 6,214' 1,894 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)

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Trail shared by Karl W

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

Karl W

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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.

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May 29, 2020
JK H
Mar 8, 2020
Jack Wiscomb
14h 50m
Feb 24, 2020
Mikaela Lodahl
Amazing seeing the canyons!
Nov 17, 2019
Beverly Becker
Oct 3, 2019
CJ Rhoad
Oct 3, 2019
CJ Rhoad
Sep 23, 2019
Kristin Marks
Sep 21, 2019
Scott S
Best of Canyonlands so far

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  4.8 from 29 votes

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  4.8 from 29 votes
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Photos

There are plenty of vantage points to snap a panorama.
Apr 22, 2017 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
Canyonlands.
Oct 31, 2016 near Moab, UT
Grand View Point eastern view. Canyonlands National Park
Aug 19, 2017 near Moab, UT
Monument Basin from Grand View Point Overlook
Mar 22, 2020 near Moab, UT
La Sal Mountains and Monument Basin from Grand View Point Overlook
Mar 22, 2020 near Moab, UT

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