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Island In The Sky Visitor Center

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Address: Canyonlands National Park, UT
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435-719-2313
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Small But Neat

We stopped at Island In the Sky Visitor Center just for showing our national park pass, pick up the maps, quick skim through the little gift shop and a snap with the Canyonlands... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2017
IheartZephyr
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Fresno, California
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Fresno, California
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174 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We stopped at Island In the Sky Visitor Center just for showing our national park pass, pick up the maps, quick skim through the little gift shop and a snap with the Canyonlands' topographic map. The Visitor Center is really small but very nicely organized.

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McLean, Virginia
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98 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

The staff were very helpful and I liked the collection they have there. The washroom were clean. I would like to visit the Needles district next time in future.

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Tucson, Arizona
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614 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 732 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The visitor center for the Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands National Park is located on Grand View Point Road, on the right 1.2 miles past the park entrance. Admission is $25/car (good 7 days) or NPS passes are accepted. Island in the Sky is about 30 miles west of Moab, UT via US191 and UT313. This is a... More 

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Cedar City, Utah
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126 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

This is not a riff on the Park Service. I was just frustrated that the visitors Center was not open when we were there in the end of December. My daughter loves the Jr. Ranger Program.

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Fremont, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Regardless of how much preparation you may have done prior to your visiting Canyonlands, this reviewer always finds a discussion with a park ranger valuable, and that proved to be the case for this visit. I enjoy photography as well as hiking and I found the ranger tips for times that afford the best lighting for the various spots to... More 

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Thank Glenn M
Clearwater FL
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230 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Park here for the short walk across the street for the big views. Clean and the Rangers are super helpful. Nice exhibits and clean restrooms.

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Thank Seashark7
United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 660 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

This is just your average visitor center. They have information, souvenirs, etc. It gets the job done but don't over-expect.

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Logan, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

The rangers were very helpful and informative. Not any supplies available. Seems the park could make more $ by selling supplies here. Water, wood and snacks would seem like good sellers to me.

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Thank Heaven L
Cary, NC
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434 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

This is a small visitor center but the major one for Canyonlands National Park. It pales in comparison with Arches next door. You still get useful information and the rangers are nice enough, but it could use some expansion.

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Tucson
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1,134 reviews
835 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 661 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

After paying the National Park entry fee, the road continues along to the visitor center; free info, maps, advise, water, restrooms, souvenirs, and even a film are offered to the public. Helpful staff offer materials when asked (be sure to ask or you won't get any!) and even suggest trails to see within the amount of time you have planned.

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