Places to Visit in Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park located in southeastern Utah near the town of Moab. The park has plenty of flat-topped mesa with panoramic overlooks which is loved by photographer. Every viewpoint in the gives breathtaking view. If you are a nature lover Canyonlands is something which should be there on your bucket list . Here we have mentioned the top places in Canyonland that shouldn’t be missed.

Grand View Point

Grand View Point Trail is a 1.8 mile heavily trafficked route. Grand View Point has the most impressive viewpoint in Canyonlands. You get to see the Needle district of the park. The viewpoint gives a 360 degree view of the vast canyon. You get to see the Colorado River to the east and Green River to the west and an endless view of the canyon from the viewpoint. 

Grand View Point is loved by nature lovers and photographers for its stunning view. It is easy to access and suitable for all levels of hikers. From car parking to the viewpoint it takes about 10 to 15 minutes. It is also one the best places in the park for sunset and sunrise. 

Mesa Arch

Mesa Arch is a spectacular stone arch at the edge of a cliff with vast views of canyons, rock spires, and the La Sal Mountains. Mesa Arch is one of the best places for sunrise. It gives an incredible view which you should miss. Mesa Arch Trail is an easy to hike just half mile long. The trail is perfect for families with children and for beginners. Since it is the most popular area in the park the parking area is full all the time.  

Mesa Arch is an easy and enjoyable trail . As you hike, you get to see the view of an arch along the edge of the mesa. The trail ends in front of fifty feet across the top of a 500-foot vertical cliff. 

Green River Overlook

Green River Overlook is southwest-facing viewpoint giving the best views of Canyonlands two rivers: the Green River, deep in its channel 1,300 feet and also get to see features of The Maze district and the White Rim Road. It is easy to access and rewards you with stunning views. To get a better view you can visit an hour after sunrise or at sunset. The sunlight hits hills around the canyon, creating highlights and shadows giving a breathtaking view.

The parking lot provides plenty of space so you don’t have any trouble parking . They even have a pit toilet . To get incredible views of Canyonlands¬† make sure to visit the Green River Overlook.

White Rim Overlook 

If you are looking for some adventurous activities White Rim road is the perfect one for you. White Rim Road is a 100-mile dirt road along the rim of the canyon. As you drive along the road you get to see some amazing views of the canyon. If you like to drive though the rim you need to have a permit. You can drive during the day or even an overnight stay. You need to have a 4X4 vehicle to drive through the rocky path. If you are planning to drive through the road make sure to follow all the safety guidelines.

Buck Canyon Overlook

Buck Canyon Overlook is a 0.1 mile moderately trafficked. One of the great places for sunrise photographs. The layering and the depth of the canyon will blow your mind . The beautiful scenery is something you shouldn’t miss. It is an easily accessible trail suitable for all levels of hikers.

Whale Rock Trail

Whale Rock Trail is 0.8 miles trail with 130 feet elevation. The trail is very short, easy to hike and perfect for families and beginners. At the end of the trail you get a stunning view of the Upheaval Dome area of the park. You get to climb a giant sandstone formation resembling a giant beached whale.

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