Explore the most popular hiking trails near Canyonlands with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

It’s stunning!

scenic driving
1 month ago

Drove to the roads end on 7/5/18 and was really expecting something more. I thought this place would have incredible views in all directions. Honestly, I was a little disappointed. I guess my expectations were a little to high. I would have been really disappointed if I had to pay for the entry fee of $30, but we have an annual pass. I just don't think this is one of our best national parks. I believe it is more of a backpack or 4 x 4 drive type adventure, as opposed to just hitting up the viewpoints. Pretty desolate out there

hiking
1 month 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.

Another great overlook. Couple nice info panels to read on history of area.

hiking
1 month 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,

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.

We did the hike in early June. It was pretty hot. We did the wash first and came back hogback. The wash is really boring. I think the next time we do the hike we just make it an out and back using hogback only. The White Rim Road is okay to hike on, but also not that exciting. The Syncline trail is much better.

hiking
2 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
4 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.

Fantastic hike on Easter Sunday with temperatures in low seventies. Definitely not for those afraid of heights. When you get to the rim it’s hard to believe you can hike down to the wash. A ton of fun. We did the loop clockwise, which worked for us as you gain part of the elevation halfway through the loop. A little confusing when white rim trail forks off. GPS feature works great.

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike! Not for those afraid of heights. We decided not to follow the other reviews and head down the hogback and up the wash. I didn't really notice a difference, other than the amazing views hiking out on the ridge. The views the switchbacks were amazing! It was fun scrambling over the rocks down (and back up) the switchbacks. Very unique for even the experienced hikers.

Yes, like the other review said.. Do the wash first. 3 miles uphill in the sand is no fun,

hiking
8 months ago

The description says to hike the hogback 1st and the wash on the way back, but it think it's better to do the wash 1st. That way the climb back up to the top isn't as bad.

Short walk to a lookout of the Green River. Found it interesting to look down on a river that I've boated on many time during the annual Green River to Moab friendship cruise back in the 60's

Great trail, well marked with cairns.

hiking
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.

off road driving
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Back in the 70's when you could off-road to Angel Arch we spent a few days in both Salt Creek and Horse canyon. Now I want to backpack into these same area'

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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