Grandview Trail

Moab, Utah

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Grandview Point is situated high above the north side of a complex system of canyons known as Monument Basin, and it is the extraordinary panoply of views from the Grandview Trail into the basin that makes this hike so appealing. The trail skirts along the southeastern edge of the point for nearly a mile, finally ending at the southernmost end of the point where the impressive panorama is suddenly extended another ninety degrees to the north. If at all possible you should save this hike for the late afternoon, when the dozens of dark red shale monoliths that dot the floor of Monument Basin begin to cast long shadows across the valley floor. As the sun moves lower and lower the monoliths, or monuments, turn deep maroon, while the white sandstone above them develops a pink translucent glow. Trail: Very easy trail.
Canyonlands National Park: Favorite Jeep Roads & Hiking Trails

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Canyonlands National Park: Favorite Jeep Roads & Hiking Trails

by David Day (Rincon Publishing)

Grandview Point is situated high above the north side of a complex system of canyons known as Monument Basin, and it is the extraordinary panoply of views from the Grandview Trail into the basin that makes this hike so appealing. The trail skirts along the southeastern edge of the point for nearly a mile, finally ending at the southernmost end of the point where the impressive panorama is suddenly extended another ninety degrees to the north.

If at all possible you should save this hike for the late afternoon, when the dozens of dark red shale monoliths that dot the floor of Monument Basin begin to cast long shadows across the valley floor. As the sun moves lower and lower the monoliths, or monuments, turn deep maroon, while the white sandstone above them develops a pink translucent glow. Trail: Very easy trail.

©  David Day/Rincon Publishing. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Moab
Distance: 2
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1 hour
Season: Year-round, best spring and fall
Trailhead Elevation: 6,260 feet
Top Elevation: 6,260 feet
Local Contacts: Canyonlands National Park
Local Maps: USGS Monument Basin
Driving Directions: Directions to Grandview Trail

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