Best dogs leash trails in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah

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Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area 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 dogs leash trails in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah
Park information
Acreage:
99,999,999 acres
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
Sunday
Contact
(928) 608-6200
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Top trails (6)
#1 - The Golden Cathedral Trail
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
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Length: 9.1 mi • 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 most expect. The route crosses the open, arid desert in constant sun over a mixture of sandstone and loose sand. The loose sand zaps forward momentum making you work for each step. Winds can pick up sand and blow it in your eyes. The constant sun and high temperatures will dehydrate you quicker than usual. Many groups--even prepared ones--have had dehydration issues. Bring more water than you expect and a filter to resupply at the river. (the river is very silty so consider bringing a pre-filter as well). Follow existing trails and take care to avoid the cryptobiotic soil crust as one foot print takes decades to recover from. The cryptobiotic soil crust is what holds the loose sand together so vegetation can grow.Show more
#2 - Broken Bow Arch via Willow Gulch Trail
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 3 h 6 m
#3 - Hole in the Rock Trail
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
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Length: 0.6 mi • 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
#4 - Harris Wash
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
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Length: 22.6 mi • Est. 11 h 19 m
#5 - Escalante River and Fifty Mile Creek
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
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Length: 13.4 mi • Est. 6 h 10 m
This hike is above the cliffs of Fifty Mile Creek, Willow Gulch and Lake Powell. This goes to an overlook for some incredible photography opportunities. The hike itself is difficult and somewhat scenic as you zig-zag through the sandstone hills (looked like petrified dunes). Backpacking at it's best. There was water available in various depressions in the sandstone throughout the hike so a filter will come in handy.Show more
#6 - Glen Canyon Bridge
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
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Length: 0.5 mi • Est. 13 m
This walk is across the bridge adjacent to Glen Canyon Dam. The walk offers a great view of the Glen Canyon Dam and Glen Canyon. Parking and restrooms are available at the Glen Canyon Dam Visitor's Center. Accessibility: There are at least 6 designated accessible spaces in the large paved parking lot off of Highway 89 at the west end of the trail. All of them are van-accessible with striped access aisles. The trail surface is cement bridge (with railings), smooth, and typically at least 3 feet wide. The estimated grade is mostly gentle (5% or less). This trail will likely be navigable for most trail goers using wheelchairs/mobility equipment or strollers.Show more