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Best walking trails in Canyonlands National Park

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Explore the most popular walking 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 walking trails in Canyonlands National Park
Park information
Acreage:
337,597 acres
Contact
(435) 719-2100
Top trails (32)
#1 - Mesa Arch Trail
Canyonlands National Park
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 17 m
An easy walk out to an arch perched right on a cliff edge. A great sunrise hike in Canyonlands National Park with great views. The Island in the Sky mesa rests on sheer sandstone cliffs over 1,000 feet above the surrounding terrain. Every overlook offers a different perspective on Canyonlands' spectacular landscape. The Island is the easiest district to visit in a short period of time, offering many pullouts with spectacular views along the paved scenic drive. Hiking trails and four-wheel-drive roads access backcountry areas for day or overnight trips. Mesa Arch Trail is easy and offers great views from the arch perched right on a cliff edge. A great sunrise hike. Start: Mesa Arch parking area Time: 30 minutesShow more
#2 - Grand View Point Trail
Canyonlands National Park
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 50 m
Breathtaking sunset hike on the rim of Islands in the Sky. Accessibility: According to the park website, to the first overlook the trail is paved concrete and wheelchair and stroller friendly. It has been marked with a waypoint. Past that, there are stairs and it turns into traversing rocky cliff edges. The width is typically at least four feet wide on the paved section and the estimated grade there is mostly gentle (all 3% or less).Show more
#3 - Chesler Park Loop Trail
Canyonlands National Park
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Length: 10.4 mi • Est. 5 h 12 m
#4 - White Rim Overlook Trail
Canyonlands National Park
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 50 m
#5 - Aztec Butte Trail
Canyonlands National Park
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 52 m
#6 - Chesler Park Viewpoint
Canyonlands National Park
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 2 h 9 m
Chresler Park Viewpoint can be made much longer by making it into a full loop. There are many other interconnecting trails and you can very easily do just a portion of this trail and turn back sooner. This trail does not take you by Druid Arch. Show more
#7 - Green River Great Overlook
Canyonlands National Park
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Length: 0.2 mi • Est. 5 m
Accessibility: This trail is ADA friendly. Easy walk to an incredible view!Show more
#8 - Murphy Point Trail
Canyonlands National Park
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 28 m
#9 - Shafer Canyon Overlook
Canyonlands National Park
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Length: 0.3 mi • Est. 9 m
#10 - 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
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