Lost Canyon is a 8.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Blanding, Utah and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and camping and is accessible year-round.
Directions from Needles Visitor Center: Drive westward along the main park road. Turn left before the campground to reach Squaw Flat Loop A Trailhead. Follow Squaw Canyon Trail 2.8 miles southward to the western terminus of Lost Canyon Trail. To reach the eastern terminus of the trail turn left onto Peekaboo Trail 1.1 miles from the trailhead and hike eastward 1.5 miles to Lost Canyon Trail.
Great scenery. Lunch at the highest point was worth the climb - beautiful vista!
I did this trail on a clear beautiful Sunday. The panoramas were spectacular. A nice mix of trails across open prairie, slickrock, a well placed and sturdy ladder,sandy canyon riverbed and shady forest in the back canyons. Some scrambling involved but not difficult. The trail was very easy to follow. Highly recommended to experience the beauty of Canyonlands NP Needles district.
I loved this trail. Some challenge for a 63 year old, but worth it all. Be sure to take bug spray because the mosquitoes were pretty bad along the low places where there was still a lot of water. Much easier than the Squaw Canyon/Big Spring Canyon Loop.