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Murphy Point Trail is a 3.4 mile heavily 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.

Length 3.4 mi Elevation gain 147 ft Route type Out & Back
Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Running Views Wild flowers Wildlife No dogs
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Getting There

Utah Travel Council, Council Hall, P.O. Box 147420 , Salt Lake City, UT, 84114, Phone: 801-538-1030, travel@utah.com

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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Eduardo Martinez
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Simon Bank
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Jimmy Pan
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Just be aware it’s 1.8 mi point to point. 3.6 round trip.

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Britton Watson
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Kelly Slawson
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natasha bardwell
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Backpacking

Great short hike. Would recommend to do at sunrise... watching the sun light up the canyons below was really cool. FYI sunrise is directly behind you, but after the sun hits the horizon, it has a beautiful interplay with the canyons below.

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Jason Smith
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HikingGreat!No shade

easy walk to an alien world (says the person that lives in a big city). go there

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AllTrails User
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HikingGreat!

Decent hike, flat. Only view is at the end.

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Kevin Sax
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Hiking

Nice, easy hike with gorgeous scenery at end. Great little home to showcase best of what Canyonlands has to offer. Some scrambling at the end if you want it.

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Kevin B
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Great views and photo ops, especially if you climb out on some of the rock formations at the end and have someone take your picture! Trail is easily runnable so can save time that way.

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Mikala Jordan
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HikingNo shade

Great views, not busy, no shade. Loved it.

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Lysandra Ness
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Beautiful view at the end, can see a river (?). Overall fairly easy. If your into bouldering there is one last boulder to connect with for yet another breathtaking view.

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Terrilynn W
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HikingGreat!No shade

Wonderful easy, well marked trail, great views! Best to hike in the morning.

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John Lawson
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Easy enough hike with spectacular views! Would recommend bringing water.

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Brett Acuff
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Hiking

Wow! This 3.4 mile hike really pays off at the end. The views are spectacular once you get to Murphy Point. Look down for the roads below and the Green River. It took us just under 1.5 hours with no breaks. Definitely do this one!

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Shlomo Siegelman
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HikingNo shade

very beautiful overlook at the end, but trail itself is a bit boring and exposed to the sun.

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Molly Moore
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HikingNo shade

This is a great trail for all abilities levels, and I would recommend it for families. We hiked here in March early morning, in moderate temperatures, and partial sun. At 8:00 am, there was only one car in the parking lot from some overnight campers we met on our way out to the overlook. Upon our return approx 2 hours later, the lot was half full (around 10-12 spaces total). The first mile of the path was sandy and clear, and there is no shade (if it had been sunnier or later in the day-sun protection and more water would have been a necessity); clear, open grassy views on all sides. The second mile to the overlook is rockier, marked by cairns, and starts boasting views of the canyon on either side, and mountains ahead. The overlook is beautiful, though perhaps not as dramatic as the payouts of Grandview or White Rim. We spent a lot of time taking pictures, eating snacks, and doing the whole ‘would you look at that!’ and ‘Ooo-ing and Aww-ing’ bit. Great hike for solitude. I’d suggest making it your first or ‘warm-up’ hike of the day.

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hiking utah
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beautiful, flat, great trail. it's got a couple great places you can look out from and get lots of great views. it's sandy, a little hilly, but definitely an easy one to do. I did this one yesterday, and there was no snow. trail was dry and clear.

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Julia P.
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Not difficult, amazing views in all directions. Enjoyed it all to myself.... definitely a more enjoyable experience than the other popular overlooks.

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Michael Stahle
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HikingMuddy

Fantastic trail for the family. Easy to do and a great destination.

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Antton Ado
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HikingIcySnow

Franchement le sentier n’a rien de terrible,vous avancez tout droit dans un fossé ça peut être rengaine,mais à l’arrivée: Waouh!! Une des vues que j’ai préféré du Parc! privilégiez entre le milieu de matinée et midi pour la lumière. Pas un chat ni à l’aller ni au retour,trop cool!

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Eric Haag
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Easy hike, nice views, no crowds.

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Jason Reiling “cricket”
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Easy hike with a nice view of the canyons at the end

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Erin Kleymann
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Talia Sirkis
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Hiking

Pretty flat trail to a pretty lookout. Pretty much no shade on the trail. We did it just before sunset with the sun lowering to the west, making the mountains behind the canyons a pretty blue color.

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Raghu Reddy
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Hiking

Easy hike to open views

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Robert Dunn
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Trail is easy to follow from extensive use; impressive views to west include Ekker Butte, Elaterite Butte, Turks Head, Cleopatra’s Chair, and Green River. Be sure to take (and drink) plenty of water, wear sunscreen and a wide-brimmed hat, and wear appropriate footwear.

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