As is true when traveling to Arches National Park. Take US 191 south from US 70 and the entrance to this section of Canyonlands National Park will appear on the right about 3 or 4 miles before entering Moab, UT.
Island in the Sky section of Canyonlands National Park stands by itself as a rival to the scenery of the Grand Canyon. Set on a mesa over one thousand feet above another mesa which is also a second one thousand feet above the Green and the Colorado Rivers, this park is certainly breathtaking in it's views. This view is west towards the canyon of the Green River, and past the small butte known as "Birthday Cake" in the middle distance.