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Canyonlands National Park

Who doesn’t want to visit a place that has four districts with names such as Island in the Sky, The Needles, The Maze, and The Rivers? The names alone ooze magic, so it’s not a stretch of the imagination to expect a high desert wilderness bursting with bewitching beauty and captivating vistas when you visit Canyonlands National Park. With innumerable canyons and buttes carved out by the Colorado River and its tributaries, every view changes depending on the angle and time of day, so you’ll never see the same thing twice when you visit this national treasure.

According the National Park Service, “Canyonlands National Park preserves 337,598 acres of colorful canyons, mesas, buttes, fins, arches, and spires in the heart of southeast Utah’s high desert. Water and gravity have been the prime architects of this land, sculpting layers of rock into the rugged landscape you see today.” With the Green and Colorado Rivers naturally dividing this park into four districts, visitors find that each district offers something unique. Because the park is divided by canyons and rivers, most visitors opt to spread their visit out over a few days as there is no single road that takes you through the park.

Island in the Sky

The easiest district to visit in a short period of time, Island in the Sky offers a plentitude of outlooks to stop and admire the views. The district itself is a mesa that rests on sheer sandstone cliffs over 1,000 feet above the surrounding terrain. Be sure to walk to Grand View Point for amazing views of the other districts and Utah’s second-highest mountain range, the La Sal Mountains. Another popular destination in Canyonlands National Park in Utah is Mesa Arch, an easy hike known for its breathtaking sunrises. If the tourist spots aren’t your jam, don’t worry. Island in the Sky offers miles of backcountry trails for hikers and off-roaders alike, providing access points to miles of backcountry adventures.

The Needles

Named for the colorful spires of Cedar Mesa Sandstone found throughout this district, there are plenty of foot trails and 4×4 adventure roads to tackle in this colorful gem. Some of the more popular sites to visit include Roadside Ruin, a short loop offering a firsthand view of well-preserved ancestral ruins, as well as Pothole Point, a hiking destination that leads you through uneven slickrock with potholes and rock formations. Another favorite is Cave Spring, an old cowboy camp that also features prehistoric rock paintings.

The Maze

The least accessible district, visitors usually plan to spend a minimum of three days exploring the true backcountry of this national park.

The Rivers at Canyonlands National Park

Winding and twisting through monumental rock formations, this district is often admired from afar using viewpoints from the surrounding areas. Should you wish to take a journey on the river itself, there are guided river trips available to book.

Contact our team today to learn more about Canyonlands National Park and to book your vacation rental!


Guest Reviews

Empty Spaces VRM

Guest Reviews

Casi W. Nov 25, 2022

VRBO
This is a great rental. It was well stocked, clean and in great condition. The layout is great. We were a family of 4 so everyone got their own room and bathrooms had dual vanities. There is another bathroom with shower downstairs that we did not use. This could comfortably accommodate 3 couples; 4 if wouldn't mind using the bunk bed room. The kitchen was well stocked. We only cooked one evening but kitchen had everything we needed including common spices and some olive oil. Condo had shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion, hand soap, dish soap and Keurig coffee pods. Condo is close to main part of town so we could have easily walked but Moab wasn't busy during our visit so we were able to easily find parking and drove most places. Cruiser bikes looked to be in good condition but we did not use them. The pool is closed for the winter but the hot tub worked and was well maintained. Garage at the condo was tall enough to accommodate our SUV with topper box and garage opener is included. Property management was by "Empty Spaces Vacation Rental Management." They were very professional and communication was excellent. That part of the experience exceeded a typical "host" for a VRBO. I wish they managed more properties in other locations (they manage some in Crested Butte, Havasu and Grand Mesa). I would absolutely stay at this condo again.
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Kimberly P. Nov 26, 2022

VRBO
This property is located within waking distance to Main street downtown and is just a short drive to all things fun outdoors. It is very clean and has great amenities. Our kids loved the little play area! They felt they had their own special space away from us parents. This property really has all you need for a great vacation!
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Danielle A. Oct 14, 2022

VRBO
This was our first stay in a VRBO and it was exactly what we were hoping it would be. Super quick response from management, very easy process all around. Would definitely stay here again.
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Mark H. Oct 15, 2022

VRBO
We were a group of two families with 4 adults and 3 children (11, 11 and 13). The house is well decorated, very clean and provided comfortable furniture for both relaxing and sleeping. There is also ample parking for up to 4 vehicles (2 car garage + 2 driveway spots). We had two cars, a RZR and trailer all of which we were able to fit at the property. The back patio overlooks a park with several trees which in my opinion is one of the best patio views in the development. Communication with the rental management agency was very clear and made that part of the experience effortless. We would definitely stay here again and highly recommend this property.
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James H. Oct 15, 2022

VRBO
Lots of amenities and very welcoming upon arrival. Excellent communications. Thanks!
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Jenna R. Sept 26, 2022

VRBO
We’ve stayed in hotels and condos in Moab and this was our best location yet. The condo is great with enough room for friends and family to all be together and enjoy each other’s company, but with rooms and bathrooms that allow for some downtime. We chose this unit because it was right next to the pool and we had kids with us. Best choice ever. We could be cooking on the grill while the kids (older kids) could swim. The kitchen was very well stocked and there were loads of towels and even games to play. We would come back to this property again for sure.
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Jenny P. Aug 30, 2022

Airbnb
Amazing house! Pool, kids play ground and spa were amazing. House is extremely clean, organized and exactly as shown in pictures.
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Angel G. Aug 21, 2022

Airbnb
Great stay. Communication was great.
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Daisy L. Jul 24, 2022

Airbnb
Awesome stay for our annual family trip! At first glance, it looked small (like the yard and pool etc) but once we got going we found it to be more than enough for our family and we had quite the clan. The pool is great for families with kids because there is a large step/pad on one side where my two year old could walk around and still be in the pool with everyone else. The yard has a fun playground for toddlers, and a nice lounge area where we played games. The house was super clean and comfortable, and great for the family to hang out. Parking galore. Plenty of things we needed like towels and blankets, etc. Great hosts! The location is good too, not far from stores or attractions like the London bridge. Would absolutely stay again if we come back to Havasu!
Avalon Havasu

Wendy and Ron Sept 18, 2022

VRBO
We absolutely loved this vacation rental! From the minute we walked in we knew it was the place for us. CLEAN and stocked with everything we could possibly need. We have extensive experience with vacation rentals, both managing and renting properties . This property exceeded our expectations and we will be back!
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