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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.

Length 3.0 mi Elevation gain 203 ft Route type Out & Back

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Getting There

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.

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Cameo Fisher
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Hiking

So beautiful. Went very fast, only 1.5 mi to overlook.

Julie Murphy
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Fairly easy, well- marked trail with some nice rock formations along the way. You have to go through a gate near the beginning, and the gate has an orange blaze (which doesn’t make sense because the rest of the trail is marked in blue) so be sure to look for it. The view of the gorge is definitely worth the trek.

Kevin Lyssy
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Mountain biking

Great ride, even with 7 yr old daughter learning to bike on trails. Nice and level for the most part and the view at the end is breathtaking. Must ride if your on the area.

Kylie Tasso
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Mountain biking

Gorgeous lookout point at the end.

Katrina Oppelt
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Great short trail. Especially in the spring - lots of wildflowers !

Christopher Merrifield
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Hiking

Easy trail, flat, a few loose rocks. Great views of Bear Canyon.

Jannel Fossen
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Walking

Trail is marked with blue diamonds.

Don Bern
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Easy, lots of birds, beautiful views.

Olga Siggins
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Hiking

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

Kelsey Ott
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Nicolas Ziegler
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Pete Ray
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Christine Miller
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Or Dreamer
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Jeremy Myers
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Jeremy Pearce
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Jenn Tuckett
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Ariana Leilani
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Steven Holbrook
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Doug Welch
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Jeannie & John Denk
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Jordan Powell
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Donna Gail Schneider
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Andy Moore
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Daniel Welch
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Stacey Panoke
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Cas H.
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Ashley Diaz
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Greg Sanchez
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Chris Henry
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