Best Trails near Blanding, Utah

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on Pothole Point Trail
15 days ago

Would not do unless it's just rained in the last few days, we did in the summer time, no water in the pot holes, kinda boring, especially if your here for pictures. It is Easy if you do it!

on Owachomo Bridge Trail
17 days ago

The easiest of all 3 Bridges, Trail is over dirt & slick rock. In sun all day, no shade at all other than near the bridge, can get very hot!

on Kachina Bridge Trail
17 days ago

(*This trail is actually marked to short on this map, the bridge is twice as far as shown on here, so don't believe the distance or the elevation #'s You have to hike down to where the trail crosses the streams, that's where the Bridge is). Another cool trail, very steep, In the sun all day, gets VERY hot, also has a ladder or two, stairs, not for the out of shapers!

on Sipapu Bridge Trail
17 days ago

I highly enjoyed this trail, It's got everything, stairs, ladders, slick rock, water! Steep but fun! Most challenging Bridge trail there

on North Fork Mule Canyon
2 months ago

backpacking

Excellent canyon hike that you can make as long as 8 miles if you go to the end. Most people turn around at the first of 8 ruins, the famous "House on Fire" all the ruins in this canyon were left from the Anasazi Indians. For a full review check out my blog post: http://www.mylifestyletoyours.com/05/2016/hiking-mule-canyon/

-Heather

on Chesler Park
2 months ago

backpacking

This was a nice trail, great views, takes you through some diverse areas (both rocky and treed). An interesting park for sure. It is relatively flat and felt long distance-wise, but is an enjoyable stroll. Pack lots of water!!! We almost died carrying in SO much water to the park (our packs were probably about 65lbs, and I'm 120), but we were so happy to have it, even in April. You'll go through a ton.

on Druid Arch Trail
2 months ago

backpacking

This was probably my least favourite hike in Canyonlands. The majority of the hike takes place on dry river bed, which just kind of lacked interest/dimension for me. There are great views of the different formations though. Also, if you get to a point that you're not sure where you can go from there, LOOK UP! We were so confused as to where the trail had gone, then realized we were already beneath the arch. Novices... haha.
We did this hike in April but with a lack of coverage I think it would get absolutely scorching in later months.

on Druid Arch Trail
3 months ago

hiking

The beginning and end are great! The middle is constant walking in loose sand of the dried up riverbed. I didn't like that part at all. It might have not been that bad if it weren't anextremely hot day haha. Just bring lots of water.

on Pothole Point Trail
3 months ago

Easy, short trail as advertised. NPS has actually converted this into a loop. You will climb up the potholes to great views of Needles along with the surrounding bluffs, mesas, buttes, and spires. I encourage you to explore once at the height of the boulder. You can get great shots of the Needles. Telephoto and wide angle lenses recommended if you're taking your DSLR.

Good trail. Exactly what it's supposed to be.

on Cave Spring Trail
3 months ago

hiking

Trail was great. Easy to navigate and well-defined by cairns. No pets due to two ladders leading you to the top of the boulders. Once you're on top, take some time. The navigable portion of the rock is expansive and you can easily climb to the red rocks portion to get great views of the Needles. I'm not sure why people are rating this trail so poorly. This is a 5 star trail if your expectations are for a short mileage, easy trail. The climb is rewarding and it's meant for a leisurely pace. Take half an hour and do this hike. Take your DSLR, your wide angle lens, and your max power lens. The views are stunning, especially at sunrise/sunset.

If you want a harder, longer trail, go find one.

on Chesler Park
3 months ago

hiking

Sweet. Fun/easy hike that avoids the crowds.

on North Fork Mule Canyon
3 months ago

hiking

This is the South Mule Canyon Trail. The North Trail is from the Bridge a half mile up Texas Flat road. It is spectacular and not as many people. There is a lot of Wow factor

on Druid Arch Trail
4 months ago

Glorious ending to a hike after a rather monotonous hike along a sandy/rocky dried river bed for miles.

on Sipapu Bridge Trail
4 months ago

500 ft of elevation change from top to bottom, a bit steep, but totally worth it! Nice little creek at the bottom running under the arch. Its gorgeous down there. Some stair and ladder sections

on Peekaboo
4 months ago

hiking

This trail has it all: walking through flat land, going down into a canyon, climbing out and hiking up to peek with rewards of the amazing panoramas and pictographs.

I highly recommend this hike!

on Peekaboo
4 months ago

Deep sand. Not good for hiking.

on Confluence Overlook Trail
4 months ago

It was a fun hike with fun climbs.

on Lake Powell (UT / AZ Bord...
5 months ago

awesome primitive camping on the lake

on Chesler Park
5 months ago

hiking

Great trail, with lots of spurs to other great things to see.

on Druid Arch Trail
5 months ago

hiking

Fun hike with diversity between creek beds and minor scrambling. Druid Arch is larger than you may expect. A must see.