Murphy Point Trail

EASY 42 reviews
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Murphy Point Trail is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Moab, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
147 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Directions from Island in the Sky Visitor Center: Travel southward along Utah 313 6.25 miles to the junction of Upheaval Dome and Grand View Roads. Bear left at this junction and drive 2 miles to Murphy Road. Turn right and travel .25 miles to the trailhead at roads end.

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2 days ago

Easy out and back trail. But fully exposed so can be hot. Amazing views at the end and no crowds like other tour bus stops in Canyonlands. Incredibly quiet and peaceful spot. Highly recommend if you want a quiet, easy hike. We did many hikes in our recent trip to 7 Utah parks and this made the top 3 on everyone’s list.

13 days ago

Easy trail and as mentioned, a good “warm up” hike. Once you reach the overlook, look to your left and follow the cairns to another viewing spot.

1 month ago

Lot's of lizards on the way :-)

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1 month ago

The hike itself was unremarkable – basically, 1.8 miles each way with no shade and not much to see – and there are better overlooks along the main road. Views were disappointingly hazy in August 2018 from all the fires. Didn’t feel quite worth it.

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2 months ago

This was the first hike we did the afternoon we arrived in Canyonlands and it was a great start to our trip. The trail was straightforward and pretty quick, and we only saw one other couple the whole time. The viewpoint at the end is fabulous, and gives a view of the river I don't think we got on any of our other hikes over our 5 day trip. So quiet on the trail, but that seemed to be the norm for most all of the longer trails in Canyonlands.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Very easy hike for great scenic views of the Green River side of Canyonlands NP

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Easy and quiet with great views

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Easy out and back trail for hikers of all levels. Getting a backcountry permit for the Murphy Point zone is well worth it. camping right on the end of the mesa is an amazing view.

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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Really fun, easy hike for when you don't have a ton of time but want a GORGEOUS view.

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