Confluence Overlook Trail

HARD 13 reviews
#12 of 52 trails in

Confluence Overlook Trail is a 11.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Blanding, Utah that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
11.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2027 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Unlike other hikes in the district, this trail traverses mostly dry, open country along the northern edge of the geologic faults that shaped the Needles. Trail ends at a cliff overlooking the junction of the Green and Colorado rivers. At-large camping only. No water.

hiking
12 days ago

Pretty! Took my husband and I about 5 hours to complete!

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Fun trail with breathtaking sights. I would highly recommend this hike.

backpacking
4 months ago

off road driving
5 months ago

Great view of the confluence

backpacking
7 months ago

Hard hike, but worth it

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Thursday, March 31, 2016

It was a fun hike with fun climbs.

hiking
Friday, May 29, 2015

I did this hike late last spring. Wonderful hike but make sure to bring lots of water

hiking
Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Gorgeously astounding! Its one of those places that make you sit back just to appreciate its beauty and vastness. There is an old uranium mine off the side that never was closed up, so its remnants still remain. Every year I've been here I've encountered huge bear poop and prints on the canyon floor (trail to kirks cabin), but have never seen it. Wedding ring arch is also over the side (steep slip slope to get to).

hiking
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Great Needles hike. Would be best to do during fall and spring. Summer temps get very hot here and the trial is very exposed. Winter ice on some of the steep slickrock sections can pose a hazard.

hiking
Thursday, January 19, 2012

Excellent hike along the canyon. Loved the train, mainly marked by cairns, as it let to the confluence. The Green and the Colorado feed from completely different basins have carry different sediment loads. Seeing the the rivers mix is pretty cool.

scenic driving
Monday, February 28, 2011

Canyonlands overlook viewpoint provides an excellent view into Canyonlands National Park, Utah. It would be fine if it were anywhere else...But since it has to compare against the Grand Canyon, it kind of pales into insignificance.