Kane Creek Canyon Trail is a 26.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Monticello, UT that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
off road driving
So many creek crossings you lose count. Difficult rock ledges. This trail winds back and forth across the floor of Kane Creek Canyon and crosses Kane Creek many times. It then climbs steeply out of the canyon along a narrow, photogenic shelf road. Officially this canyon is called Kane Springs Canyon, but most people refer to it as Kane Creek. Flash flooding is also possible, so keep an eye on the sky. Located on BLM land. For current status call Bureau of Land Management, Moab Field Office at (435) 259-2100. Rating: Difficult. Significant erosion over the years has made this trail more difficult. Flooding wiped out a section of trail for a while; however, it was repaired by the BLM and reopened. This situation will likely happen again, so it is a good idea to check trail conditions with the BLM before heading out. The rocky ledge road after Point #7 has also gotten more difficult. Route-finding is confusing along one section of the creek where conditions change with each storm.
This is a HARD trail on motorcycles!
Recently I ran this trail during the Easter Jeep Safari in my Toyota FJ Cruiser (very modified). It was definitely not for the faint of heart. Not a beginners trail and not one I would recommend going on my yourself even if your rig is pretty modified (at least not by yourself the first time). The most major obstacle is a spot Hamburger Hill, a tough rock garden that requires careful wheel placement. Expect scraping on rock sliders and skid plates and even bumpers. And be willing to take body damage as there are outcropping rocks at some points that could cause side damage to your vehicle.