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Last Update : 2008/6/20
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Island in the Sky
Canyonlands National ParkVisits :
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   2016猶他峽谷之旅 - Canyonlands - Grand View Point  |  2016猶他峽谷之旅 - Canyonlands - Mesa Arch  | 
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   2016猶他峽谷之旅 - Canyonlands - Needles  |  2016猶他峽谷之旅 - Utah Highway UT-211  | 
Location: Utah, USA South West

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Park Summary
Park Rating
Overall
Rating : 4.75  (4 votes)
Convenience
Rating : 3.25  (4 votes)
Physical Demand
Rating : 3.5  (4 votes)
Family Activity
Rating : 4  (4 votes)
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Park Geography

Nearby City(Definition of Driving Distance and Time)
City, StateDistanceDrive Time
Salt Lake City, UT257 miles5:09
Denver, CO385 miles6:15
Albuquerque, NM410 miles8:20
Las Vegas, NV486 miles7:00
Phoenix, AZ488 miles8:33
Nearby National Park(Definition of Driving Distance and Time)
National ParkDistanceDrive Time
Arches38 miles0:59
Colorado138 miles3:00
Natural Bridges145 miles3:00
Mesa Verde154 miles3:40
Capitol Reef169 miles3:40
Black Canyon Gunnison200 miles4:45
Aztec Ruins229 miles4:32
Dinosaur238 miles5:20
Bryce295 miles5:58
Great Sand Dunes346 miles7:12
Petrified Forest352 miles6:05
Great Basin359 miles6:17
Grand Canyon360 miles7:10
Zion380 miles5:45
Fossil Butte385 miles8:00
Florissant Fossil Beds390 miles7:23
Rocky Mountain451 miles7:30
Capulin Volcano501 miles9:40
Grand Teton535 miles11:45
Yellowstone580 miles10:15
Saguaro590 miles11:15
White Sands608 miles12:08
Mono Lake670 miles11:16
Joshua Tree690 miles12:27
Death Valley693 miles11:41
Carlsbad Caverns694 miles13:23
Yosemite714 miles15:29
Guadalupe Mountains724 miles13:53
Wind Cave726 miles12:42
Sequoia Kings Canyon741 miles13:40
Jewel Cave742 miles13:00
Mt Rushmore764 miles13:38
Devils Tower766 miles14:32
Channel Islands821 miles11:40
Badlands832 miles14:50
Lassen Volcanic930 miles15:30
Big Bend943 miles18:48
Glacier943 miles16:23
Mount Rainier995 miles15:20
Theodore Roosevelt1068 miles18:11
Crater Lake1075 miles17:55
North Cascades1116 miles18:40
Olympic1207 miles19:00
Redwood1220 miles20:26
National Park Service Website
http://www.nps.gov/cany
Weather Forecast
Monthly AverageJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Temperature (ºF)303848576675828070584434
High Temperature (ºF)425262728294989687745845
Low Temperature (ºF)182534425057646252403021
Precipitation (inches)0.60.40.910.70.50.90.90.81.10.70.7
Activity Suggestion
For casual travelers the "Island in the Sky" section is probably the only place you can be. The park road is well paved but very winding. You will need to spend about 2 to 3 hours to complete this area by car for casual sight-seeing. For those who drive a 4X4 the options are much wider. A lot of park roads are 4X4 only. In fact, that is the only way to reach Maze section.

For those who just want the "been there" experience, allocate half a day for Island section. For those who are well prepared, please contact National Park in advance for advises on Needles and Maze sections.

Island section is near Arches and Moab but it really takes a while to reach due to the winding mountain road. Nearby Dead Horse Point state park is also a great place (which we didn't have chance to visit) and is said to have the most beautiful sunset in the area. Consider to combine these parks in a package and stay a couple days in Moab.
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