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Best trails in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

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Looking for a great trail in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah? AllTrails has 14 great hiking trails, views trails, camping trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 11 moderate trails in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ranging from 1 to 44.6 km and from 1,302 to 1,714 meters above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Lake Powell and so much more! Encompassing over 1.2 million acres, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area offers unparalleled opportunities for water-based & backcountry recreation. The recreation area stretches for hundreds of miles from Lees Ferry in Arizona to the Orange Cliffs of southern Utah, encompassing scenic vistas, geologic wonders, and a vast panorama of human history.

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Map of trails in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Park information
Area:
40468564 hectares
Park hours
Monday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
All day
Sunday
All day
Contact
(928) 608-6200
Helpful links
Top trails (14)
#1 - Coyote Gulch, Crack-in-the-Wall to Jacob Hamblin Arch
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
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Length: 20.6 km • Est. 6 h 10 m
This would be the most common route - park at the Water Tanks if 2WD (37.389971, -111.034848) or Coyote Trailhead if 4WD, descend via the Crack-in-the-Rock (37.419111, -110.984897) and down the dunes Show more
#2 - Reflection Canyon
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
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Length: 30.1 km • Est. 8 h 32 m
Backpacking Reflection Canyon is an intense, challenging hike that takes you through slot canyons, climbing up and down shifty sandstones and traversing rugged terrains and ravines. With that said, yoShow more
#3 - The Golden Cathedral Trail
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
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Length: 14.6 km • Est. 4 h 44 m
This hike takes you to the Golden Cathedral at the bottom of Neon Canyon. Do not underestimate this hike. On paper it doesn't seem like it should be too difficult, but it is more challenging than mosShow more
#4 - Coyote Gulch Loop
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
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Length: 17.1 km • Est. 5 h 31 m
From the trailhead, hike miles along a sandy trail to reach the rim of the canyon. Then squeeze through Crack in the Rock and then hike to the bottom of Coyote Gulch being greeted by towering red rocShow more
#5 - Hurricane Wash to Coyote Gulch
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
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Length: 43.0 km • Est. Multi-day
Spectacular views passing through Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area along Hurricane Wash and Coyote Gulch to the Escalante River.Show more
#6 - Coyote Gulch and Hurricane Wash Loop Trail
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
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Length: 17.1 km • Est. 5 h 18 m
Coyote Gulch and Hurricane Wash Loop Trail is a 17.1 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lake Powell, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail Show more
#7 - Broken Bow Arch via Willow Gulch Trail
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
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Length: 10.1 km • Est. 3 h 6 m
Broken Bow Arch via Willow Gulch Trail is a 10.1 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Powell, Utah that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarilShow more
#8 - Red Well to Coyote Gulch
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
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Length: 44.6 km • Est. Multi-day
One of the many canyons in the Grand Staircase/Glen Canyon National Recreation areas. This out and back hike takes you from the plateau down into the gulch where the water level gets a little deeper aShow more
#9 - Coyote Gulch Trail
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
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Length: 27.2 km • Est. 8 h 41 m
Coyote Gulch Trail is a 27.2 kilometer moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Lake Powell, Utah that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity opShow more
#10 - Hole in the Rock Trail
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
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Length: 1.0 km • Est. 24 m
A short, steep hike to Lake Powell at the end of Hole In The Rock Road, a 55 mile 4WD road. This follows the trail of the San Juan Mission of Mormon Settlers in 1879.Show more
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