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Completed this hike in 5 hours with 1 hour used for exploring the Hoodos. The washout is easy to follow (look for foot prints). The hanging gate entrance requires you to lift a metal wire to open the gate. As of 23Nov18, there were two entrance gates. We didn't really find a true parking lot for 2WD, so we parked before the big dip/washout. Highly recommend hike.

Dunes are fun and there is a good mix between crawling and sand. Some fun waterfalls to climb as well.
Polaris Sportsman 660 Twin.

off road driving
10 days ago

Great scenery! Easy drive.

on Mesa Arch Trail

11 days ago

Great sunrise spot. The glow of the sun on the arch is beautiful. The view of canyons behind the arch is also lovely. The trail is very short and takes less than 20 minutes to walk to the arch and easy to follow. Going in mid November was great to miss the crowds but there was still about 10 of us at the arch for sunrise

off road driving
11 days ago

Easy drive and great views.

hiking
12 days ago

Simple Trail with a few signs indicating surrounding vegetation. Nice view of canyon through arch. For more details and pics visit: https://etbtravelphotography.com/2018/11/20/best-hikes-canyonlands/

One of the most amazing views is at sunrise. Definitely worth getting up early for!

off road driving
15 days ago

Great trail would highly recommend!! About a mile or so before you reach the falls the trail splits you can either go right towards the falls or left up the mountain. Going left will take you up to the cell towers on the peak of the mountain. Views are amazing. Trail is pretty rocky and some big washed out ruts in a few areas make this difficult for any vehicle without some good clearance.

Nice trail .05 mil look amazing

Awesome trail, little rough in the beginning. Smooth sailing afterwards.

off road driving
17 days ago

Great trip with my FJ. A couple of non4wheel drive vehicles were attempting it and were having a difficult time. Great views

off road driving
19 days ago

My family loved this way of getting to know Canyonlands NP. We did not have any trouble with our Subaru Outback. Really worth it, but I would be really hesitant to drive it if the weather is not forgiving

Very highly recommend this trail as an excursion from Page/Lake Powell or as a pitstop along US-89 between Page, Arizona, and Kanab, Utah. The Wahweap Hoodoos are some of the most beautiful, most otherworldly rock formations I’ve ever seen. I was inspired to check them out after visiting the nearby Toadstool Hoodoos last year and found myself wanting more, as they were cool, but a little underwhelming.

I stopped off at the BLM’s Big Water Visitor Center on the south side of US-89 to get a paper copy of the trail map. They have an iPad there with pictures that they can show you so you can get a feel for the trail and things to look out for before heading out.

It was fairly easy finding parking at the 2WD spot before the dirt road crosses Wahweap Creek—do NOT attempt in a sedan as there is mud and sand. From the 2WD parking lot to the fence was a ~15-20 minute walk. It’s no longer a “hanging” fence as it has been repaired and now there are multiple gates where you just have to lift up metal loops to release the gate and squeeze by. Just make sure to close the gate behind you as you are entering a Wilderness Study Area.

The hike is fairly easy to follow with minimal routefinding required; simply follow the footsteps and head upstream through Wahweap Creek. When I visited over Veterans Day weekend, there was little water flowing in the creek and small patches of mud here and there, but I can imagine during the summer monsoon this will be much heavier.

The hoodoos themselves are on a parcel of the cliffs on the south/western banks of the creek reached ~2 hours into the hike, so stick to that side of the creek. You really can’t miss them as one of the bright white hoodoos is visible halfway through the hike. Make sure to explore the initial hoodoos on the cliffside, the second grouping inside the alcove area, and then the third, most beautiful collection of hoodoos on the other side of the cliffs…just keep walking and you’ll find them.

I met maybe half a dozen other folks doing the hike that day. I started at 11am and was one of the last heading out to the hoodoos.

The hike to the hoodoos took me 2 hours, and I spent ~1 hour exploring them and having lunch I brought with me. The hike back to the car felt much much faster (perhaps it was slightly downhill?) but it was still 2 hours going back, for a total of 5 hours hiking time.

Bring lots of water (2-4 liters depending on the temperature) and a hat/sunscreen. In November I wore long underwear base layers beneath jeans that kept me comfortable, so plan accordingly.

hiking
26 days ago

A classic. If your expectations aren't too high, then it's worth it!

camping
26 days ago

Decently easy trail, but wouldn't recommend cars/crossovers take this. Helped a gentleman with a popped tire in his Lexus CUV. Has quite a bit of sharp rock areas and a few washed out dips but anything with ground clearance and decent sidewalls can make it. The falls are really pretty. Camping spots not far from falls, but it does get windy at night.

Relatively easy until the last 1/4 mile or so. Gets a little steep and the ground is a little loose. Pretty great views once you reach the top. Doesn't take very long but I'd say it's worth the trip.

off road driving
28 days ago

We made this drive three times, twice in an Arctic Cat Wildcat and once in a Hummer H2. The road is well maintained and was easily completed in these vehicles. We made this journey in July when the weather was hot in Moab (103 degrees Fahrenheit). This was a great way to cool off, although during that same day, it snowed on us in the La Sal Mountains. What a blast this trip was!

off road driving
28 days ago

We've driven this trail two times and it was great both times. This trail afforded many scenic views and photo opportunities. This is a great journey for returning to Moab from Canyonlands National Park and Dead Horse Point State Park.

Great adventure! Made it to the top with my 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trail hawk. It got a little tricky on the switch backs due to some wash out areas. On our way back we took the the Indian sprigs trail and as it turns out it brings you right back to the old 91.

off road driving
1 month ago

Who is the jeep and start off our day on this trail I had a great time! Great views and easy 4 x 4 driving

off road driving
1 month ago

Awesome trail for jeeping! Lots of beautiful scenery. We loved the entire trail.

great views!

hiking
1 month ago

Great views and an easy hike

1 month ago

Not a fun off-road trail/road, but destination is awesome! Road is just bumpy and rocky and dusty. Trail 1-2 stars, destination 5

Parked before the wash. Ten minute walk/.5 miles to the trailhead. Followed the trail which takes you along the right side of the wash. Hoodoos were on the left. Only saw 4 other people. Took a straight line home down the wash. Much shorter. Would recommend taking the path of least resistance! Great hike with beautiful views of the hoodoos. Our hike was 11 miles round-trip.

off road driving
1 month ago

Beautiful

Easy hike. Excellent views, but a very crowded hike.

Great place for a photo under the arch... short and easy.... could be crowded.

on Mesa Arch Trail

1 month ago

Simply spectacular!

It’s a great arch, and a pretty dull trail. Worth a stop.

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