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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

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Guest Reviews

Taylor S. 9/22/22

VRBO
We have stayed in several of these condos, and love how spacious they are. This place was clean, and even had snacks waiting for us. We like this spot because of it's location; it is a great place to experience the wonders of Moab. We will definitely return one day.
Entrada at Moab 421

Pamela S. 9/22/22

VRBO
This is a large, well kept home in the Entrada community in Moab. We were in Moab to scout out some locations in Arches National Park and Canyonlands for my daughter’s upcoming bridal portraits. We travel to this area frequently to hike and love the beautiful surroundings. This home is ideally located for access to Arches and Canyonlands. The main floor and bedrooms are large, as are the bathrooms. I really appreciated how clean the home was and the extra amenities provided-plenty of bath towels, beach towels, and laundry soap etc. were supplied. I always appreciate owners who provide these things as I can’t stand to make an extra trip to the store to buy things that should be provided with a home rental. The kitchen is well stocked as well. This would be a great home for any family gathering. Nice, large, kitchen table for meals, and, if you have kids they would love the easy pool access as the back of the home is directly by the pool area. Just a note-the bedrooms are upstairs, but very easy stair access and large stairwell area. One thing I did mention to the local property managers was to have black-out curtains put in the master bedroom as the pool lights were bright and they did shine through the blinds. That may have been done since our stay, but it would make it easier if you are a light sleeper. This is a wonderful property and we would definitely reserve it again when we return to Moab.
Entrada at Moab 429

Beth B. 9/23/22

VRBO
This beautiful townhome is 10 minutes from Arches and less than 30 from Canyonlands. It is modern and beautiful, and filled with every amenity needed and more! Comfortable beds and bedding, stocked kitchen, and the property manager was readily available and checked in to ensure our stay was perfect. Excellent hosts, lovely home, and perfect location. Could not ask for more!
Entrada at Moab 420

Kyla C. 9/23/22

VRBO
It was my daughters 21st birthday. There were 15 of us and the house was perfect!
Avalon Havasu

Julie D. 9/27/22

VRBO
Really enjoyed our stay. Kitchen was really well stocked, and we had lots of space to relax. Def would stay again if we look to head back to Moab. Thank you!
Entrada at Moab 611

Joe B. 9/27/22

VRBO
My friends and I loved this place! It’s clean, quiet, decorated well and nicely stocked. The property manager was there to help if we needed anything at all. I plan of staying here again in 2023, can’t wait!
Entrada at Moab 611

Martha C. 9/29/22

VRBO
I checked in on Thursday, September 15 for a nice family getaway the property was very nice and clean it had everything we needed very organized it felt like home! we were very satisfied with our stay and Look forward to our next stay.
Pima Paradise

Francine B. Sept 21, 2022

VRBO
We couldn’t be happier with our experience in Moab, and at the condo! My 7 year old son loved the private kid’s space, we took his Nintendo switch and plugged it in easily for play with his uncle and aunt. It was very comfortable in there, and all were able to spend quality time together. I started with the icing of our trip… I should back up to talk about how comfortable the beds and pillows were for everyone! Plenty of fluffy bath towels were available and the showers were already stocked with soaps and very clean - just like home! The kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed for easy breakfast and dinner meals. We all loved the plates and bowls provided, that we inquired where we could find them for our own homes! We all loved the style of the condo. It was nicely decorated, yet not overdone and very livable with all the comforts. Having the double washer and dryer was so convenient, and we were so grateful for the variety of soaps provided, as well as hangers to hang our dark clothes that we didn’t want to dry in the dryer, AND they provided a floor fan! There really was nothing more that we could have asked for! We loved the location, you can’t go wrong staying here! Next time we will bring our mountain bikes, as well as the jeeps :) I’ll also add that we were very impressed with the recommendations for restaurants that were highlighted in the wall, where we could also check out when we were ready to leave. There is VERY good food in Moab - that was a super pleasant surprise. We are still talking about some of the restaurants from our trip in April 2022 for Easter Jeep Week. We had such a good time that we booked our next trip to stay at this location in April 2023! We can’t wait to visit again!
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Suchitra C. Sept 22, 2022

VRBO
Amazing property. Traveled as a family. Cute little room for the kids!
Entrada at Moab 417

Mahdi D. Sept 21, 2022

Airbnb
This home was hands down the best home I’ve ever stayed in! Beyond word for the hospitality, the home came fully stocked with anything you might need. The host were amazing and super quick to respond when I had question. Cannot wait to come back!
Shoshone
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