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hiking
2 months ago

I only did the lower half of the trail, going down Swamp Canyon from UT 63, and then heading south. Simply amazing. Little trafficked, maybe because of the bear warning signs at the time. Went through different landscapes and forest thicknesses. Well worth it!

This is the second time we have done this drive this year. If you have a little extra time, do not miss this drive, even if your flight is in and out of Salt Lake City! It's such a beautiful drive. There is no need to stop along the way, but there are many places to stop for photo ops or river side walks or off roading if you have more time. Fisher Towers is a nice trail you can take if you can take the dirt road off the main road. Check road conditions before you go out.

on Highline Trail

backpacking
3 months ago

My son and I along with his friend Isaac hiked the trail in 2016.
Here is a video clip from our hike.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXplSAsahD8

Pack light and take sun screen, fishing pole, water bottle that purifies and, take the InReach Explorer for communicating and GPS. With it I was able to communicate with my wife by email and it tracked our course every 20 minutes and posted it on Facebook for those that wanted to follow us on the map.

Nice multi day loop backpack

backpacking
4 months ago

the preferred method is to take the free 9AM Rainbow Shuttle (435-834-5290 to reserve) from either the Shuttle Station or the Visitor Center to Rainbow Point, hike 12.4 miles north to Right Fork Swamp Canyon (with water 0.8 miles from RFSC near the Swamp Canyon parking lot), camp overnight, hike 10.5 miles to Bryce Point, and then take the free Park Shuttle which runs about every fifteen minutes from Bryce Point back to your vehicle (though some people prefer to camp a second night at Right Fork Yellow Creek and hike the last STEEP 2.8 mile section out to Bryce Point in the morning, which then makes this a two night hike, with overnights at RFSC and RFYC). the reasoning for this is: A. Rainbow Point is 9000'+, Bryce is 8000'+, so returning you lose elevation, B. the north end of the park above RFSC is wetter than the south end so you're hiking towards more reliable water for the second day of the hike, C. if you shuttle out to the end and hike back, you're hiking towards your car in the busy end of the park and thus do not need to schedule a ride as you would hiking towards Rainbow Point. Backcountry Permit Fee is $5 per person for seven days, bear canisters are required and provided free at the Visitor Center (Bryce's trees are not suitable for hanging bear bags), AND PLEASE obtain your permit the evening before hiking instead of the morning of the shuttle out as the Visitor Center opens at 8am, the morning Rainbow Shuttle leaves at 9am, there is often a line and the shuttle won't wait (though worst case scenario, you could take the afternoon 1:30pm Rainbow Shuttle to Ponderosa and start there, shaving 4.8miles off the first day hiking to Right Fork Swamp Canyon - questions? call the VC 435-834-5322

Drove this after a two day hiking trip to Moab. First time in many years. I really forgot how beautiful it is driving along the river

A little difficult to find at first. Trailhead is just past Tony Grove Rd if you're going north on 89 from Logan. Parking area is on right side of road, trail starts on other side of road. You'll also come to a gate but just go over it. Trail is narrow and pretty steep in some places. Not an overly pretty hike. Trail is loose sand and rocks. Moderate as described. Lots of cows and therefore lots of cow patties. Kind of gross and smelly but what can you do....Not a lot of shade either so bring lots of water and get an early start.

Stunning stunning stunning!

off road driving
8 months ago

Rode this trail back in May 2017, loved it but got stopped by a snow drift about half way. Does anyone know if it is clear yet?

backpacking
9 months ago

Three of my friends and I backpacked Under the Rim from Bryce Point to Swamp Canyon and back. The first night we camped at Right Fork Swamp Canyon, hiked back towards the trailhead the next day, camped the second night at Right Fork Yellow Creek, and woke up at 4am the next day so we could do a sunrise hike out of the canyon! This was, by far, one of my favorite backpacking routes. The trail is a great workout with decent elevation change, the usage is very low once you get away from Bryce Point, and the canyon views are absolutely breathtaking. I recommend getting up early and watching the sunrise/staying up late enough for the stars at night. I really hope to come back to this trail and experience again the peace all four of us found here.

We backpacked in 44L of water with us as the rangers were unsure of water levels at Yellow Creek when we called ahead. There ended up being a decent enough stream that you could definitely filter water out of, but if you're going much past Yellow Creek and/or backpacking I definitely recommend bringing at least 4-5L of water/person/day (more if you're going to be using the water for cooking). Some reviews have said that this trail is poorly marked but, along the route we did, it was very clear. I can't speak for past Swamp Canyon but if you're only going that far you shouldn't need a compass. The visitor center rents out bear canisters for free (you must have a bear canister if staying overnight) and will provide you with a free backcountry map!

backpacking
9 months ago

Hiking the Highline Trail is becoming my annual tradition. Started this hike last Saturday and ended up hiking out Tuesday out of Henry's Fork because of bad lightning/thunder conditions. This trail is beautiful and the scenery is just breathtaking. If you like to fly fish, I would highly recommend this Trail because of all the lakes along the way. I rate this Trail as moderate with a couple hard sections (Anderson Pass and a quick detour to Kings Peak).

It's been a while since I got into some of these areas. I added a few miles by including Naturalist Basin. Do be aware that much of this area doesn't allow campfires. Take a packable grill with fire pan to cook fresh caught trout.

Only did a little portion of it. It was not too steep; a 3 year old handled it like a champ! The whole trail would be awesome!

hiking
Monday, February 27, 2017

We hiked about an eight mile stretch of this trail. We entered at the Auga canyon connecting trail and dropped directly into the bottom via some impressive switch backs. Then we headed North until we hit Whiteman connecting trail. Great hike, we want to go back and finish the entire trail. This was during the 4th of July and the park was packed on all of the short trails that we hiked. We only saw one other person the entire time. Will definitely go back for this one alone.

backpacking
Wednesday, December 28, 2016

This is magical.. every so many miles the landscape changes from rocky, forested to sandy and sagebrushy. Elevation gains and losses happy often. YOU MUST CAMP at Yellow Creek!! Best spot in the park along the trial in the Rainbow Point area. MUST DO if you are in Bryce. I lived in the park and hiked it all.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Only did 5 miles.....but amazing

Uhhhhh...off road driving...really?

backpacking
Sunday, July 31, 2016

It was a lot of fun! Long ways there's a lot of steep parts going over a pass or 2 a day very beautiful country you won't see anyone on this trail if your looking for privacy this is the place. Did rain often to bring rain gear

on Highline Trail

Monday, July 18, 2016

Steep very steep

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Awesome drive, fantastic scenery. Take 128 rather than 191 , it's well worth the few extra minutes.

scenic driving
Tuesday, December 08, 2015

I have been on both ends of the scenic drive at various times but miss a few miles in the middle. Love the Fisher Towers area

horseback riding
Saturday, November 14, 2015

This is a spectacular canyon that I rode on horseback last February. Many fun river crossings, especially bounding up the banks on the other side on horseback! Beautiful red rock walls, pictographs along the way, great variety of beautiful desert scenery. Kane Wash is another great ride in the area where you can do some fun galloping on horseback. We spent three days with a base camp on the river and had great rides and a great time. I would like to float someday in May or June or backpack and stop at Virgin Springs Canyon for some exploring.

scenic driving
Monday, October 26, 2015

Gorgeous. Just gorgeous. If you come to Moab you have to do this drive

scenic driving
Thursday, July 09, 2015

Took this road off of I-70 for our recent vacation in Moab. As we were staying in Castle Valley it was the right road to take. As we entered the Canyon my wife and I were held breathless by the view. Neither of us had seen anything like this before except in pictures. We had to stop several times to take it all in. It's also where we launched for kayaking the Colorado River later in the week.

scenic driving
Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Beautiful area. Moab and surrounding area is so geologically unique, and you get great views of that along this route.

scenic driving
Sunday, February 01, 2015

We have driven on this road countless times. But every time I still enjoy it.
Except on cold winter days when it can be slick with ice.

scenic driving
Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Colorado River Scenic Byway: Moab to Interstate 70 is a 44 mile trail located near Moab, Utah. The trail is primarily used for scenic driving and is accessible year-round. The primary route is hwy 128, east out of Moab.

hiking
Tuesday, September 10, 2013

An absolutely beautiful, secluded trail. The trail is barely marked at all so night hiking isn't the best since the trail is more for sightseeing rather than getting from point a to b. I'd recommend an actual topo map and compass since the trail is so void of markings. This trail will make the sound of a river the most beautiful sound in the world to you, just remember to bring iodine tablets.

This is a nice multi-day loop to Naturalist Basin, Four Lakes Basin and Grandaddy Basin. Lots of Lake to explore on mostly easy trails.

hiking
Sunday, August 25, 2013

Hiked from Chepeta Lake at the east end of the Uinta Wildernes to Mirror Lake. Lots of Lakes, Kings Peak and many passes with great views.

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