Slickrock Foot Trail is a 2.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Canyonlands, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
137 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

Please note that this trail is not well marked. Make sure to look at map/GPS along the way.

hiking
22 days ago

This is a good intro to the area. We walked this trail at the end of September in midday sunshine with temps nearing 90 with strong winds. We had no trouble following the cairns. I don’t understand why others had a hard time. Hats off to those maintaining them—we found them evenly spaced about 30-40 feet apart where no trail was apparent. A word of caution: whatever the weather in the area, you’ll get it in spades on this hike. You’re traversing completely exposed rock at the highest elevation in the area. Although it was hot we hiked through very strong winds that left me thinking I wouldn’t want to be out there unprepared in extreme weather—you won’t find cover anywhere. That goes for sun exposure as well. That said, we really enjoyed the walk. The trail was fun but I highly recommended heading to the Elephant Hill area for a truly spectacular experience.

2 months ago

Great moderate trail. The cairns were in good shape and the markings easy to follow. Beautiful views.

hiking
3 months ago

Good views of the Needles formations. Trail is completely exposed and at times hard to follow.

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4 months ago

We did this trail in the early morning quick before heading back home, took us just a little over an hour, but we were moving pretty fast. I found the trail to be very well marked, so am unsure of the other reviewers. I did see this trail marketed as a good trail for beginner hikers to learn how to follow carins and hike over slickrock. Nice views in all directions, and one of the only not 10 miles but more than .5 miles hike in this section of the park that we were able to find.

hiking
4 months ago

As the previous reviewer mentioned this was a confusing hike because of poor signage. We did this about a week ago and passed our concerns along to the Rangers. The hike itself was interesting and generally well-marked with cairns. However, once you hear lookout 4 is where the mis-marking came into play. We got lost and having seen no one else the entire trip we started to get worried. Obviously we made it out, but a couple of additional signs and cairn clean-up are needed,

5 months ago

I was conflicted on the rating for this hike. The views are spectacular, and you have the trail mostly to yourself. We saw a total of 6 other people the three hours we were out there. However, getting off the loop that takes you to the scenic overlooks was super confusing. The signage was incorrect, there were wayward cairns that led nowhere. The rangers said they've had a few complaints about the social cairns and would try to get out there to clear them.

hiking
6 months ago

Hot and gorgeous! Wear your sunscreen. The trail is pretty well marked but you definitely don’t want to get lost here. Drink your water. The landscape views are consistently gorgeous but there’s no one specific thing to look out for.

hiking
7 months ago

Really enjoyed this one. Not to difficult and amazing views at every turn. Pick up the park brochure at the beginning of the hike. It will give you information about the geology and flora of what you are seeing at four marked vistas.

hiking
Sunday, October 15, 2017

Great trail, well marked with cairns.

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Sunday, April 30, 2017

We hiked this with an 8 and 10 year old and had a great time. Beautiful views, no portion is very difficult by itself, and enough rock scrambling to keep it fun.

hiking
Monday, September 28, 2015

Easy hike, but you do it for the views of the Needles section of Canyonlands NP. Jaw dropping views.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Great views of the needles and surrounding areas. Full sun exposure. Fun time climbing around the slick rock. There is a loop for part of the trail and a few view points that require leaving the main trail for hundreds of feet. This trail requires you to follow cairns.

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4 months ago

recorded Slickrock Foot Trail

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