Grand View Point Trail, Photo Gallery, Canyonlands National Park, Utah
Grand View Point Trail
Canyonlands National Park
The Grand View Point Trail leads to a spectacular overlook on the Island Mesa between Monument Basin and Murphy Basin. Panoramas include the Las Sal Mountains, Abajo Mountains, Needles District, Junction Butte, White Rim Road, Murphy Point and the Green and Colorado rivers. See more hiking trails in Canyonlands National Park.
At 305' The Totem Pole is the tallest spire in Monument Basin
View north across the Island Mesa rim toward Murphy Point and Murphy Basin
The La Sal mountains frame views to the east, an 18 mile long range capped by Mt Peale (12,721')
Indian Paintbrush belongs to a genus of 200 species of partially or fully parasitic plants that derive nourishment from the roots of other plants
Utah junipers have a taproot that can reach 15' down, and lateral roots that may extend 100' from the tree just several inches below the surface
View of Junction Butte (6,400') from the end of the Grand View Point Trail
Lyndon Johnson signed legislation on September 3, 1964 establishing Canyonlands as a National Park, just 9 days after signing the Wilderness Act
Isolated afternoon storms in the summer are an almost daily occurrence
The Abajo Mountains are located about 35 miles south, topped by Abajo Peak at 11,360'
The Grand View Point Trail runs southeast down a tapered point high on the Island Mesa