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Best trail running trails in Canyonlands National Park

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Explore the most popular running trails in Canyonlands National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of trail running trails in Canyonlands National Park
Park information
Acreage:
337,597 acres
Contact
(435) 719-2100
Top trails (17)
#1 - Chesler Park Loop Trail
Canyonlands National Park
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Length: 10.4 mi • Est. 5 h 12 m
#2 - Syncline Loop
Canyonlands National Park
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Length: 8.6 mi • Est. 4 h 34 m
Loop trail around Upheaval Dome in Canyonlands National Park: Islands in the Sky This strenuous backcountry route follows the washes on either side of Upheaval Dome. Spur trails partway around the loop provide access to the center of the crater and the Green River. Total elevation change is roughly 1,300 feet. The north side of the loop passes through a riparian area where water and shade are usually available. There is one designated campsite along the trail. Go clockwise for a more gradual uphill journey back to the trailhead. If you'd like a bit of a challenge and don't mind very steep switchbacks at the end of your journey, try counter-clockwise.Show more
#3 - Murphy Point Trail
Canyonlands National Park
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 28 m
#4 - Slickrock Foot Trail
Canyonlands National Park
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 4 m
Please note that this trail is not well marked. Make sure to look at map/GPS along the way.Show more
#5 - Neck Spring Trail
Canyonlands National Park
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 2 h 35 m
#6 - Devils Pocket Loop
Canyonlands National Park
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Length: 10.1 mi • Est. 5 h 12 m
#7 - Pothole Point Trail
Canyonlands National Park
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 16 m
#8 - Squawflat Trail to Lost Canyon Peekaboo Trail
Canyonlands National Park
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Length: 9.6 mi • Est. 4 h 52 m
Note: The term squaw is considered universally offensive by Indigenous groups in America due to its use for hundreds of years in a derogatory context. Indigenous activists have continued to work both locally and in more general educational efforts, to rename the locations across North America that contain the slur, as well as to eliminate the slur from the lexicon in general. See here for more info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squaw#Efforts_to_rename_placenames_and_terms_with_squaw_in_themShow more
#9 - Salt Creek Canyon Trail
Canyonlands National Park
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Length: 12.6 mi • Est. 6 h 15 m
#10 - Murphy Trail
Canyonlands National Park
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 21 m
Descends into the canyon and meets at the junction of the Murphy Hogback and Murphy Wash Trails.Show more
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