Alstrom Point is a 26.1 mile point-to-point trail located near Big Water, Utah that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options.

Length26.1 miElevation gain1,971 ftRoute typePoint to point
BackpackingCampingHikingNature tripsOHV/Off-road drivingBird watchingLakeViewsWildflowersWildlifeRockyNo shadeFee
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Glen Canyon National Recreation Area charges a fee to enter. Fees are $30 per vehicle/vessel or $25 per motorcycle. If you are entering on foot or bike the fee is $15 per person. You can also purchase a park specific annual pass for $55.

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Janelle Romano
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OHV/Off-road drivingOff trailRocky

The road is long once you get off the main and paved road. Very rocky, sandy and bumpy but manageable with a 4WD vehicle (we had an xterra). The last 5 miles is where it gets challenging, especially the last 2 miles - the last 2 miles had HUGE holes and giant boulders that we did not risk getting our 4WD vehicle stuck and we camped out at the 2 mile to go point and hiked to alstrom point in the morning. Absolutely stunning views, felt like you were on another planet!

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Courtney Frazer
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Camping

The drive is LONG. It takes about an hour from the main road to get to the two-mile-out mark. The first 20ish miles of road are well-maintained, but lots of gravel so be careful. Once you hit the five-mile-out marker, prepare for some major terrain changes. It begins to get very rocky with a ton of sand in areas. The sand/dirt was so deep on some areas I actually was worried I’d get stuck. Also, COWS! There are cows surrounding the road so be aware they may be crossing or on the road when you drive through that part. I have a RAV4 XLE and didn’t attempt to make it the full way. I parked and set up camp at the area about two miles away from the actual point. The walk to the final destination is easy, just make sure you have water because there is absolutely no shade anywhere. As the day went on, I’d say about 5-7 other cars came through to get up and a couple set up camp in the surrounding area. The sunrise was absolutely spectacular the next morning, but I probably wouldn’t attempt this again without a jeep or highly-modified vehicle. Keep an eye out for weather if you don’t have a 4WD vehicle, because you will get trapped there if it rains.

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Tyrissa Howell
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OHV/Off-road driving

Great ride!

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Mike Burrage
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OHV/Off-road drivingGreat!MuddyRocky

We traveled from Birmingham Alabama to the Grand Canyons and then to page Arizona and spent a day to drive my Jeep out to Alstrom Point. It was a long slow drive but was worth it. Coming from someone who has lived their entire life in Alabama with all the greenery, this entire part of the county and terrain is so different to me. Absolutely loved this trip!

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Erinn Benally
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OHV/Off-road drivingGreat!No shadeOff trailRocky

Beautiful drive with well maintained roads.

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Kelly Barrett
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OHV/Off-road drivingNo shade

Beautiful end point. road to get there is long but for majority of the way it's pretty wide and maintained. then you'll turn onto a thinner sandy wash road. Then you'll get to a large area that you can park and walk the last two miles or head over the bit of rocky terrain. I've got a stock Rav4 Hybrid with road tires and it was slow going over the first bit but we made it just fine. take your time and navigate the path to the ability of your vehicle. Saw a 4runner that parked and the family walked the last two miles. I posted a picture of the rocky part but there are a few more spots that aren't bad but you'll want to be careful if you don't have high clearance. Beautiful overlook at the end with lots of great space to relax.

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Maria Surina
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OHV/Off-road drivingGreat!No shadeOff trailRocky

Absolutely the best camping spot you can ever find! The last 2 miles is rough, and you need and high clearance car or you’ll have to hike it

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Lauryn Spohn
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Hiking
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Amy Greenly
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OHV/Off-road driving

Worth the rough terrain to get there! God paints a beautiful masterpiece!

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Clint Monnier
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OHV/Off-road driving

Over an hour off pavement but easy going till last 2 miles you will need good ground clearance. Amazing campsites

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Lori Laster
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Hiking

Fun ride out to the point. We didn’t start recording until leaving. Lots of rocks for the last couple miles.

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L Blaney
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Great!
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Carlos Santos
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OHV/Off-road drivingGreat!

Really nice trail. 4x4 is required in some areas but nothing too crazy. I took my stock Grand Cherokee Overland and it did just fine. Great views of the Lake and nice areas to camp.

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Brad Medellin
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HikingGreat!Off trailRocky

4-1/2 ☆ Realistically due to length of trail... Trail was a long drive out to the point , however we drove a 2 wheel drive Toyota 4Runner, and had no problems getting to the point , only 1 spot I got out to guide driver through rough spot.. other than that just a long drive out.... stop short get out and hike some....Great views on the way and well worth it once to the point, the views of Lake Powell and out are stunning.....

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Brad Medellin
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OHV/Off-road driving

4 star only due to the long drive, other than that 5 star...

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Andrew Pasmant
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OHV/Off-road driving

The trail was probably the easiest one you will ever so, the only sketchy spot is the very last area as you get to the point. You have you gun it up a very rutted hill and I lost a mud flap and definitely heard my bump stops do their job. Camped and at night you will feel like you’ll be blown off the mountain. Even drizzled a little last night and saw lightning .

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Samuel Sundstrom
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HikingOff trailRocky

Great off-road with amazing end. 26.2 miles with all but the last two being a breeze. Some chitters on gravel road. Very fun in Baja mode on Ford F-150. We went at sunset which is best time. Very few other cars. Great views along way and especially at the end. Get there before sunset because best light was 45 min before for me. Leave with time to get past last two miles of slick rock in light. That part took us about 15 min first time and 10 the second. Good luck.

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Yidelka Anzalota
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HikingGreat!Rocky

LOVED IT! We took the Jeep up to mile 23 and hike the other 3mi to the view point. What a view!!!

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