Lost Canyon

MODERATE 8 reviews
#28 of 63 trails in

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.

DISTANCE
8.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1017 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

camping

hiking

no dogs

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.

1 month ago

This route takes you on a physically and visually stimulating trail. Up and over canyon ridges, into and around the next, down along the stream bed, and enough guessing/searching to keep your senses alert. Phenomenal path in an amazing area.

6 months ago

quiet & peaceful trail

backpacking
7 months ago

moderately challenging. really enjoyed every part of this diverse trail. the climb out to the southern end of squaw canyon was a scramble, but the view back towards the bottom of lost canyon is seared in my brain.

hiking
7 months ago

8 months ago

Great scenery. Lunch at the highest point was worth the climb - beautiful vista!

camping
Friday, October 28, 2016

hiking
Monday, September 26, 2016

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.

hiking
Thursday, May 31, 2012

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.