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Island In The Sky Visitor Center

Canyonlands National Park, UT
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Informative information + helpful park rangers

You might be tempted to skip the visitors' centers in the national parks, but take the time to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Hendersonville, North Carolina
You should stop here first

There are several good reasons for stopping here before heading into the park. You can get good... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ontario, Canada
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Canyonlands National Park, UT
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Reviewed 4 days ago

You might be tempted to skip the visitors' centers in the national parks, but take the time to visit even if it is a brief visit. You'll make the most if your time in the park by getting a brief orientation and talking to the...More

Thank Levannah
Reviewed 4 days ago

There are several good reasons for stopping here before heading into the park. You can get good advice from the ranger about how to best use the time you have available to explore the park. Pick up a map. They can also tell you about...More

2  Thank 448andyk
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This visitor Center opens at 08:00 and they offered great advice and support from the friendly staff. Free drinking water tap is also available here.

Thank TravelReviewer1983
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rangers are informative and patient. The park is very 4x4 friendly. Ask about trails in and out of the park.

Thank 770MCP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you plan on hiking the visitor center is very useful. Also gift shop always fun and informative books.

Thank Dar K
Reviewed 7 June 2017

The Visitor Centre is located just after entering the Island in the Sky section of Canyonlands National Park. Opening hours vary based on the season but were 9am to 4pm during our early April visit. Note that there is a very good NPS website for...More

Thank BradJill
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Located 1.1 miles (1.8k) beyond the entrance station ($25 per car for 7 days, annual and lifetime passes are also accepted), the visitor center is a good place to stop on the way in to get oriented to this large portion of Canyonlands as well...More

1  Thank Steve1362
Reviewed 3 June 2017

The visitor center is a great place to grab some information before you head out on your adventure to explore this magnificent park. There are bathrooms here as well which is nice and as always the rangers inside are helpful and friendly. Nice thing is...More

Thank EpicGuy12
Reviewed 29 May 2017

This is a small Visitors Center about a mile after the entrance to the Park. I has toilets and a place to fill your water bottles. There is a small display on the geology of the Park and also on the history of people living...More

Thank OziDiver
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Had to pick up our backcountry permits here, and the staff was helpful enough. Not ebullient, necessarily, but not rude by any means. There are pit toilets and water fountains, so be sure to fill your water bottles here since there are no other water...More

Thank Brittany_11_10
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8 September 2016|
Response from OutdoorKidz | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I think you are mis-interpreting the nps.gov site regarding the hours of operation for the Visitor Center. Until Sept 17 the Visitor Center is open from 8am-6pm. After Sept 18 they are open from 9am-4pm. So you should... More