Grand View Point Trail
The Grand View Point Trail is a short, easy hike to an incredible viewpoint overlooking Canyonlands National Park. This hike is family-friendly and a great way to get out and do some exploring with young kids. The first 100 yards of this trail is flat and paved, so it can be accessed with a stroller or via wheelchair.
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Route Description for Grand View Point Trail
The Grand View Point Overlook trail is a short, out-and-back hike with exceptional views of Canyonlands National Park. The first 100 yards of this trail is paved and flat: this section is accessible to people pushing strollers or folks in wheelchairs. The trail beyond the first viewpoint is not paved and travels over rugged ground and up a few stairs; it is not recommended for strollers or wheelchairs.
Although this hike may be short- don’t forget to bring good sun protection and a bottle of water. There is very little shade on this trail, and this hike gets hot under the blazing Utah sun.
The views afforded by this short trail are absolutely breathtaking. From the viewpoints, look out across Canyonlands to see iconic formations such as the Needles, Monument Basin, and White Rim Road. Gaze even further to see the Abajo Mountains and the La Sal Mountain Range in the distance.
From the trailhead, follow the paved path for 100 yards to the first viewpoint. Continue along the trail for another 1.4 km to the second viewpoint.
At the second viewpoint, snap some photos and take a moment to soak in the incredible landscape before you. When you are ready, follow the same path back to the trailhead. If you are looking for another adventure to fill out your day- check out the White Rim Overlook or the Gooseberry Trail nearby.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long is the Grand View Point Trail?
The Grand View Point trail is approximately 2.9 km long, although there is a wheelchair and stroller-accessible overlook 100 yards down the trail.
Is the Grand View Point Road paved?
Yes, the Grand View Point Road is paved and accessible to all vehicles.
Insider Hints for Grand View Point Trail
- The first section of this hike is wheelchair and stroller accessible
- Service animals are allowed in Canyonlands National Park
- There is no water at the trailhead for this hike but you can fill up your water bottle at the Visitors Center.
- If you are looking for more to do in the area—check out the White Rim Overlook Trail just up the road
Getting to the Grand View Point Trail Trailhead
This trail begins at the end of Grand View Point Road in the Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands National Park.
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