Explore the most popular wild flowers 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.

Wonderful day hike. Make sure you take enough water. The last 0.25 miles is a steep scramble, but well worth it.

This review is by two 70+ year old hikers. We loved this beautiful trail and we only saw two other hikers. But it is not an easy trail and the slick rock scrambles about 2/3 of the way are not for those without leg or arm strength. While the trail is well marked with rock piles it measured 7 miles by a pedometer and a GPS and will take 3 to 5 hours depending on the amount of pic taking, picnic stops, etc. Bring lots of water!

hiking
14 days ago

Easy and quick- pretty arch especially at sunset!

Easy walk but super crowded at sunrise. Definitely get there 30 or so minutes before sunrise if you want that photo. Best spot is on the far right side of the arch.

I don’t like being around a ton of people when I hike so I sat on the edge a ways up and got some great photos. Some of the photographers eventually left and I got my photo.

Trail head is not marked. I drove by it a couple times. Park your car near the logs and walk to it. Trail is well marked once you get going. It’s basically all downhill. I followed All Trails and it looked like I went too far to get to the Kiva but I didn’t. Follow the person’s comments in the review below. Pass the tree hanging on the side of the mountain and there is a switchback. Great views. Probably wouldn’t do it again but liked the hike.

hiking
17 days ago

Not the easiest wander. 1300 drop-which means after 10 Miles you have a 1300 climb out. But , honestly, worth it. Lizards, birds, cactus. A great way to see the south without the crowds of arches.

mountain biking
20 days ago

Unbelievable experience. I took a guided mountain biking tour over three days, averaging just over 30 miles a day. I’m a casual biker, so there were some technically challenging hill climbs and switchbacks that I had to take a break on. This was a bucket list ride in my opinion!

hiking
23 days ago

Easy walk and did this as an evening trail. Perfect sunset which brought out beautiful hues of purple throughout the canyon.

Luckily not a lot of people at this time, got some great shots of the arch!

off road driving
26 days ago

Gorgeous. On this path as marked the road was definitely rougher outside of the canyonlands. Inside the park the road was pretty tame.

hiking
27 days ago

This is a DIFFICULT 5.8 mile hike. You have to crawl up rocks at one point. I enjoyed the hike but it took us 6 hours at a slow, enjoyable pace stopping to eat lunch. Moderate hikes are usually great for us. This is rated moderate but I disagree. Also, I drank 3 L of water during this hike. Four of us hiked this trail and we are in our late 50s and early 60s. April 23, 2018.

hiking
1 month ago

Trailhead begins further back on the road from the parking spaces. You’ll see it covered over with piles of logs on the side of the road. Trail is mostly exposed to sun until you get to the overhang with the kiva. There isn’t really scrambling involved, just a couple of steep spots that could be slick in the event of rain. The cairns are easy to follow and the view is worthy of a long sit. It seems like this is a popular place for sunset photographers (we saw at least 5 professional cameras set up), so be ready to share the space.

Easy, fantastic views, neat biological soil communities along the way. Even after sunrise, Mesa Arch is breathtaking.

hiking
1 month ago

Great views. Best to go early in the morning. Hardly anyone was there and the morning sun lights the arch like a ribbon of orange.

hiking
1 month ago

Really enjoyed this one. Not to difficult and amazing views at every turn. Pick up the park brochure at the beginning of the hike. It will give you information about the geology and flora of what you are seeing at four marked vistas.

off road driving
1 month ago

Drove and camped along the White Rim Trail over three nights in early April. Some of the most amazing scenery I’ve ever seen in my life. Every turn provided excitement in navigating the terrain and new and stunning landscapes to enjoy. Probably the best-kept outdoors secret in Utah.

Great views, but overran with tourist.. still really neat though!

Very fun and worthwhile trial for a day hike! The trail involves elevation changes, climbing over rocks, climbing some ladders, and even crawling through crevasses. It can be tricky to navigate, with numerous junctions, but worth it for the great views, beautiful sedimentary beds, and desert plants. Lots of lizards too!

hiking
1 month ago

Great place to go first for a lovely view with a short walk to the payoff. It is crowded, so if you go there first, other places look serene in comparison.

Beautiful view through the arch. However, it is so crowded that you will have a hard time getting pictures!

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing day hike with a stunning view at the end.

We saw four people the entire time. Amazing view! Challenging hike for kids (we had a 6 and 9 year old) but they felt great after they accomplished it.

Easy peasy hike. Hardest part is avoiding the other tourists.

off road driving
1 month ago

Amazing views the entire way but if you get to the end, a real treat. Seeing the river so far below is hard to describe.

We got there just after sunset so the colours were vivid.

Drove it in a stock Cherokee Trailhawk with no problems. A couple of bumps to the underside but no big deal. The last kilometre gets pretty rocky. Vehicles with more clearance and larger tires will laugh at this.

A great little trip.

Remote and gorgeous! I would say intermediate rather than difficult/hard. Although the last mile back out was steep! I would definitely hike this again!

backpacking
1 month ago

Gorgeous!

hiking
1 month ago

Loved this trail! Very easy and the view at the top is stunning, it’s what made me fall in love with Utah!

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome view!

backpacking
1 month ago

Beautiful views. It is a strenuous climb out of the canyon.

Sweet nice and short

I am giving this 4 stars, but only to create this post. Be forewarned, the gravel access road is susceptible to sand dunes on windy days. You should assume you need a high clearance four-wheel drive or you may not get through. We were driving an AWD Honda CRV and had to turn around after 20 miles. There are signs warning of this, just know it could be true! The dunes are cleared with a road grader, so it can be a matter of timing.

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