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Best trails in Ashdown Gorge Wilderness

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Explore the most popular trails in Ashdown Gorge Wilderness with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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#1 - Rattlesnake Creek Trail
Ashdown Gorge Wilderness
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Length: 14.2 mi • Est. 7 h 42 m
A 4 mile 3,200 foot descent through the Ashdown Gorge Wilderness Area to arrive at Rattlesnake Creek. Just north of the Cedar Breaks National Monument boundary is the trailhead for Rattlesnake Trail. A 4 mile (one way) 3,200 foot descent through the Ashdown Gorge Wilderness Area to arrive at Rattlesnake Creek. When the summer sun pushes daytime temperatures above 100 degrees in the desert parks of Zion National Park and the Grand Canyon, cooler temperatures at 10,000 foot elevation make for a more enjoyable hiking experience. Rattlesnake Trail makes its descent along the Cedar Breaks National Monument amphitheater, offering short side trails to the rim for a peek at the colorful limestone pillars called hoodoos. Most of the trail consists of an alpine ecosystem and snow often stays in the shadows of the tall fur, spruce and aspen trees until late June / early July. The extra moisture, coupled with less heat, result in deep meadows filled with grasses and wildflowers. The views are fantastic, the air is cool and clean.Show more
#2 - Rattlesnake Creek - Ashdown Gorge Trail
Ashdown Gorge Wilderness
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Length: 11.7 mi • Est. 7 h 4 m
#3 - Moots Hollow
Ashdown Gorge Wilderness
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Length: 6.7 mi • Est. 3 h 16 m
#4 - Crystal Springs to Blowhard Trail
Ashdown Gorge Wilderness
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Length: 7.7 mi