Colorado River Overlook

EASY 5 reviews
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Colorado River Overlook is a 14.1 mile out and back trail located near Canyonlands, Utah that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

14.1 miles
698 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

off road driving

scenic driving




wild flowers

no shade

no dogs

off road driving
9 months ago

Amazing views the entire way but if you get to the end, a real treat. Seeing the river so far below is hard to describe.

We got there just after sunset so the colours were vivid.

Drove it in a stock Cherokee Trailhawk with no problems. A couple of bumps to the underside but no big deal. The last kilometre gets pretty rocky. Vehicles with more clearance and larger tires will laugh at this.

A great little trip.

mountain biking
Monday, April 28, 2014

This is mainly a 4 wheel drive trail. We were the only mountain bikers on the trail. Saw maybe 4-6 jeeps on the whole ride. It is pretty steep near the trail head with some technical rocky parts. The rest of the trail was fun. We ran into a lot of sand when we went which slowed us down. Way worth the view at the overlook however. Make sure to start at elephant hill and turn right at forks on the way out.

off road driving
Saturday, March 23, 2013

A sandy/rocky trail that starts at the visitor center Needles district of Canyonlands NP. The last couple of miles are pretty rough, but you can hike that part. Views of the Colorado River.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Saturday, August 10, 2013