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Grandview Point Trail

Intermediate

Trail

0.9 mile 1.5 kilometer point to point
95% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 85' 26 m
Descent: -107' -33 m
High: 6,259' 1,908 m
Low: 6,214' 1,894 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)

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An easy route along the southern-most edge of the Island in the Sky with phenomenal views in every direction.

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This trail starts from the southern-most parking area in the Island in the Sky District, called the Grand View Point Overlook. From the parking area, the easily accessible views are, indeed, very grand. But you'll get even better views if you take this trail to the southwest.

The trail is fairly flat, but has a few rocks/steps you'll have to navigate. These should be easy for a runner, but it means the trail isn't accessible for those with limited mobility (at least not after a short distance). Most of the trail follows the southern ledge of the Island in the Sky and offers exquisite views to the south and east.

At about three quarters of a mile the trail will near the northern edge of the rock "peninsula" and begin to offer amazing views to the north and west. At the end of the trail, there are some small rock formations you can scramble onto from which you'll have 360-degrees views, all of which are postcard worthy. Enjoy the distant Green River, Colorado River, Junction Butte, and, of course, the Monument Basin.

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Two bicyclists pausing on White Rim Road give scale to Monument Basin (lowermost section of the rim 1/3 from the right edge of the photo).
Apr 7, 2018 near Moab, UT
Grand View Point eastern view. Canyonlands National Park
Aug 19, 2017 near Moab, UT
Monument Basin from Grand View Point Overlook
Mar 22, 2020 near Moab, UT
La Sal Mountains and Monument Basin from Grand View Point Overlook
Mar 22, 2020 near Moab, UT
Grand views, indeed!
Feb 19, 2016 near Moab, UT
A panorama from the Grandview Point Trail.
Feb 19, 2016 near Moab, UT

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