Check out the beautiful view atop sheer sandstone cliffs at the Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands National Park. Spanning canyon views and breathtaking scenery make this incredible slice of desert a must-see attraction. Located close to Moab, it is an easy day trip there and back.
Just north of Moab on US-191, you’ll find SR-313. Simply drive 22 miles southwest from the turnoff to reach the Island in the Sky park entrance. You’ll pass the entrance for Dead Horse Point State Park along the way. It takes about 40 minutes to reach the Island in the Sky Visitor Center from Moab.
You can spend anywhere from an afternoon to several days visiting Island in the Sky. It really depends on what you would like to do while you visit. The iconic views of Island in the Sky can easily be seen in a day, while more intrepid adventures such as White Rim Road, take several days to see.
Plan your visit according to what activities you enjoy. Don’t forget to plan to see other areas of Canyonlands National Park too.
Get up close to the canyon’s edge and enjoy world-class views, hikes, and more at Island in the Sky. Check out the meandering Colorado and Green rivers as they snake their way through this impressive canyon system. Here’s a look at some must-do activities in Island in the Sky.
Pro Tip: You’ll need a permit to visit the White Rim Road - even just for the day. Apply in advance if you plan to visit in Spring or Fall.
Be in the know before you go. Visiting Island in the Sky requires a little pre-planning. As an expert in desert travel, I’ve listed a few handy tips to keep in mind before you go.
Plan the adventure of a lifetime with a few days at the Island in the Sky district in Canyonlands National Park. Soak in incredible views and go on a few fun-filled adventures in this unique national park district.