Last updated: January 31, 2023
At Island in the Sky, most of the landscape visible from the scenic road and its overlooks lies outside the park boundary. This viewpoint near the end of the main park road offers a panoramic view across the canyon of the Green River. Dazzling sandstone cliffs of the aptly named Orange Cliffs unit of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area sit just across the river from the viewpoint, with The Maze district of Canyonlands stretching toward the south. When Grand View Point parking area is full, this stop makes a great alternative.
The cliffs are visible from the paved parking area. The area closer to the canyon rim is unpaved, rocky, and uneven.