Kane Creek Canyon Trail

HARD 8 reviews

Kane Creek Canyon Trail is a 26.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Monticello, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

26.1 miles
3129 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly



nature trips

off road driving


wild flowers



washed out

So many creek crossings you lose count. Difficult rock ledges. This trail winds back and forth across the floor of Kane Creek Canyon and crosses Kane Creek many times. It then climbs steeply out of the canyon along a narrow, photogenic shelf road. Officially this canyon is called Kane Springs Canyon, but most people refer to it as Kane Creek. Flash flooding is also possible, so keep an eye on the sky. Located on BLM land. For current status call Bureau of Land Management, Moab Field Office at (435) 259-2100. Rating: Difficult. Significant erosion over the years has made this trail more difficult. Flooding wiped out a section of trail for a while; however, it was repaired by the BLM and reopened. This situation will likely happen again, so it is a good idea to check trail conditions with the BLM before heading out. The rocky ledge road after Point #7 has also gotten more difficult. Route-finding is confusing along one section of the creek where conditions change with each storm.

off road driving
2 days ago

It was a great trail with lots of great views. Hamburger hill was no joke.

19 days ago

off road driving
5 months ago

Fun trail, mostly easy road until the climb out. Neat to travel through an entire canyon from one end of Moab to the other.

off road driving
6 months ago

This is a HARD trail on motorcycles!

off road driving
7 months ago

off road driving
Saturday, April 23, 2016

Recently I ran this trail during the Easter Jeep Safari in my Toyota FJ Cruiser (very modified). It was definitely not for the faint of heart. Not a beginners trail and not one I would recommend going on my yourself even if your rig is pretty modified (at least not by yourself the first time). The most major obstacle is a spot Hamburger Hill, a tough rock garden that requires careful wheel placement. Expect scraping on rock sliders and skid plates and even bumpers. And be willing to take body damage as there are outcropping rocks at some points that could cause side damage to your vehicle.

off road driving
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

off road driving
Sunday, September 08, 2013

Another great trail. Many water crossings. Never crowded, at least our experience, Enough obstacles to have fun.
Just like most of Moab, unreal scenery!!