Canyonlands National Park is located near Moab, Utah. This canyon might not be as famous as the big one, but it is no less spectacular! I actually like Canyonlands better!
Canyonlands National Park is divided into 3 major districts: Islands in the Sky, the Needles, and the Maze. Islands in the Sky is the most accessible and where you can visit the breathtaking Green River Overlook.
The Green River is a major player in the Colorado River System. It is over 700 miles long and begins in Wyoming. The Green River joins the Colorado River and the junction can be seen by trekking the Confluence Overlook Trail in the Needles District. We didn’t make that 10 mile hike. Rather, we enjoyed gazing at the Green River from the Green River Overlook.
The Green River Overlook is easy to access from the main highway in the Islands in the Sky District of Canyonlands. There isn’t a good reason not to stop here. The overlook is a short walk from the parking lot, so the payoff for your efforts is huge!
The Green River Overlook offers a sweeping view of Canyonlands National Park. This overlook is a must when visiting this National Park. It is just one of the reasons I think one visit to Canyonlands National Park is not near enough!
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