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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!


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Guest Reviews

Carlos S. Apr 24, 2022

Airbnb
Beautiful, clean home with perfect location. Everything was 5 minutes away. The master bedroom bed was very comfortable. Communication was incredibly prompt. The blender was broken and after letting the hosts know, they had it replaced within the hour without even being asked, which was super appreciated. We highly recommend!

James L Feb 9, 2022

VRBO
We had a blast! Totally exceeded expectations! This property is really a big “compound” with two houses. Super clean, comfortable and spacious. It has a luxury resort feel, which made for an incredibly relaxing weekend even with a really large group. There are so many places to sit and relax with the group or on your own. Coolest amenities we liked were: **The pool and hot tub - pool has a waterfall plus it was heated and big enough for our large group. Gorgeous place for a night time swim. **Movie & Game Room - loved the movie-size projection screen. Great for watching football while playing pool, air hockey, etc **The private electric gate - has a door opener and gate that lets you drive several cars right up to the doors in between the two houses plus 2 garage parking spots. Very convenient for unloading and for securely parking a boat trailer or RV. This house was immaculate and well taken care of. Definitely coming back next time we’re in Havasu. Highly recommended!

Nicholas H Jan 11, 2022

Airbnb • Entrada 602
We have stayed in Airbnb’s all over the world! We really loved this one. I think it’s well rounded and precisely what anyone needs; whether that is for large groups, couples, romantic, homey, open, cozy, functional etc. it’s a bit off town so perfect for quiet and calm. We did hear neighbors a few times, it was never at night. We slept well, there are many beds to choose from certainly. Laundry room is accessible and convenient to bedrooms. Decorating is lovely and charming. Kitchen is great, and stocked for anything you’d like to cook basically. It is clean and very well kept… NO SHOES! Remember that rule! It’s why we rented… It should be a rule anywhere. The national parks are all within driving distance and often quite dirty. This is an excellent rental and we would stay here over and over. I have rarely felt as such for other locations or home. Thanks

Russ P Dec 01, 2021

VRBO • Entrada 602
This is a sweet property in a cool little subdivision. Perfect for groups 5-10 people who need a place to stay while enjoying Moab

Dan P Nov 28, 2021

VRBO • Earhart
Outstanding location - hiking, fishing, a short distance from the house and great small town shopping opportunities. Well equipped home, nothing lacking in terms of kitchen items, bathing needs, and hot tub. beautiful vistas from most rooms in the house. Our family enjoyed our stay immensely.

Sara C Nov 28, 2021

VRBO • Entrada 619
We had a terrific time at the property. Everything was like new! Great amenities and the booster chair and pack-n-play were perfect for my 2 year old.

Jamee M Nov 25, 2021

Airbnb • Entrada 417
We really enjoyed our stay at this home. Very clean and spacious. Well stocked with kitchen essentials and then some. Had a good variety of games to play, and for the little kids they had blocks and a little play area under the stairs. Communication was great, didn’t have any issues. Will definitely stay again!

Scott A Nov 22, 2021

VRBO • Entrada 421/425/429
Rented three units. We had a total of 14 people. The three units gave everyone privacy when needed and allowed for easy gatherings and meals together. Everyone in the party loves the places and would rent again! Location is great and the units themselves were awesome! Very clean, spacious and well stocked. We had no issues at all. Main activities for the week were mountain biking, hiking, 4-wheeling and sight seeing. I highly recommend these rentals!!

Jeanette A Nov 21, 2021

Airbnb • Entrada 602
We loved our stay. Fully stocked and spacious enough for our huge group. Super clean and has everything you would need for your stay I really recommend this home.

Basil Y Nov 14, 2021

Airbnb • Entrada 620
Really beautiful property here, smells new. Nice finishes and very comfortable furniture. Close to everything in town and a stones throw from the trails. Can’t wait to return!
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