Grand View Point Overlook and Trail

White snow dusts the tops of the brown and red canyons from Grand View Point
Snow dusts Grand View Point

NPS/Jacob W. Frank

Quick Facts
Island the Sky, Canyonlands
Trail, Overlook

Restroom, Toilet - Vault/Composting, Trailhead, Wheelchair Accessible

Grand View Point lies at the southernmost end of the Island in the Sky scenic drive. From here, you can see the across miles of corrugated canyons, the White Rim four-wheel-drive road, features in The Maze and The Needles, and distant mountains. A short, paved sidewalk leads to a spectacular viewpoint. From there you can hike an additional mile to a second viewpoint. Rangers often present geology talks at Grand View Point spring through fall.

  • Roundtrip Distance: 1.8 mi (2.9 km)
  • Time: 1.5 hrs
  • Elevation Change: 73 ft (22 m)
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Hike Description: A stunning out-and-back trail, this walk showcases spectacular panoramic views as it follows the canyon edge.
  • Accessibility: This trail can be rough, uneven, and requires walking up and down a rocky hill and stone steps. It is not accessible to wheelchairs. In winter, there may be snow or icy conditions; we recommend traction devices for hikers.
  • Dogs are not allowed on this trail. Service animals are allowed in national parks. What is a service animal? 

Canyonlands National Park

Last updated: January 11, 2024