Orange Cliffs Overlook

Three people sit along the edge of the overlook, sweeping canyons and clouds build in the distance
Gazing out at Orange Cliffs Overlook

NPS/Ava Goetz

Quick Facts
Island in the Sky, Canyonlands National Park

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.

Canyonlands National Park

Last updated: January 11, 2024