The high plateaus of Canyonlands National Park – the Island in the Sky – are the accessible heart of Utah’s iconic red rock country. It almost seems like you can touch the heavens from here. You are perched on a massive mesa, surrounded by breathtaking panoramas of sprawling canyons, winding rivers, and towering rock formations. It’s a surreal feeling of being on a remote island, separated from the world below.
Throughout the day, you’ll experience the park’s most iconic landmarks, such as Mesa Arch, where the sun paints the canyons with hues of gold during sunrise, and Grand View Point, which offers a majestic perspective of the vast and colorful expanse of Canyonlands.
Well-maintained (and trodden) trails lead to stunning overlooks, revealing absolute grandeur. The ever-changing interplay of light and shadows on the rugged landscape creates a wild dance of colors. Pay attention. It’s always changing.