Bear Canyon

MODERATE 3 reviews

Bear Canyon is a 3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Dutch John, Utah that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
209 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

views

From Vernal, head north along US 191 for 32 miles to its junction with UT 44. Continue along 191 for 4 miles to the marked pullout and trailhead, just beyond Flaming Gorge Resort. Simply follow the trail from the road for about 1.5 miles to the overlook, then retrace your route back to your vehicle. Be on the lookout for elk, mule deer and numerous species of birds in the area. There is also a side route (signed) that leads to the Flaming Gorge Resort where you'll find a restaurant, grocery store, cabin rentals and gasoline. Recreation Fee Pass required. For more information, call the US Forest Service, Flaming Gorge Ranger District at (435) 784-3445.

2 months ago

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hiking
5 months ago

I would rate this as an easy hike, not moderate. Nice flat walk to a beautiful overlook of Flaming Gorge.