Salvation Knoll Trail

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Salvation Knoll Trail is a 0.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Blanding, Utah that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from February until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.3 miles
88 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips




no shade

historic site

The trail is a short climb to the crest of a small Knoll offering tremendous views of Cedar Mesa, Comb Ridge, and the Blue Mountains far off in the distance. The location gets its name from a story about 4 Mormon pioneer scouts who had become lost in the area. One of them climbed the knoll on Christmas morning in 1879 to see if he could get their bearings. From the top he was able to see the Blue Mountains about 10 miles away. As they were lost and out of food it is understandable how he would have referred to the spot as Salvation Knoll.

2 months ago

Well laid out trail, excellent info markers. Significant in LDS history. view of blue mountains showed the starkness and remoteness the men must of felt.

2 months ago