Explore the most popular walking 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.

scenic driving
7 days 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
18 days 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.

Great view, but barely a walk. Yes do it for the view.

hiking
24 days 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.

hiking
1 month 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
3 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.

walking
8 months ago

Wonderful canyon views as you look east past the Colorado River to the beautiful La Sal Mountains in the distance. A quick but worthwhile stop on the road to Grand View Point.

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

walking
8 months ago

Rewarding view after a short walk

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.

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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