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

This trail was incredible. I braved the unpaved road before sunrise to beat the heat (and watch the sunrise over Canyonlands...stunning!!) Getting in and really, out, is a bit challenging especially in August so bring plenty of water and seriously go early in the day. The trail along the wash is nice and shady, there are amazing views of the rock art and if you’re lucky, some visits from the local deer and wild burros (and speaking of the burros...beware the excessive amounts of dung that these invasive species are leaving along the trail!) It’s definitely a schlep from Moab but 100% worth it and totally doable as a day trip if you’re in the area.

hiking
1 month ago

The trail is associated with the Swasey cabin. interesting but not much to see.

scenic driving
2 months ago

Beautiful coloration around the base of the geyser to the green river. There were a couple of people there that had been waiting for 2 days for an eruption.

hiking
3 months ago

Special place, short modest hike, easy to find the way back, destination is a special and unique scenic area with Indian art as a bonus. It is a must when near Goblin State Park. I would rate it very doable for most kids.

hiking
4 months ago

A great little hike for the whole family !

Remote and gorgeous! I would say intermediate rather than difficult/hard. Although the last mile back out was steep! I would definitely hike this again!

I am giving this 4 stars, but only to create this post. Be forewarned, the gravel access road is susceptible to sand dunes on windy days. You should assume you need a high clearance four-wheel drive or you may not get through. We were driving an AWD Honda CRV and had to turn around after 20 miles. There are signs warning of this, just know it could be true! The dunes are cleared with a road grader, so it can be a matter of timing.

hiking
5 months ago

A little difficult to find the “path”. But we made our own.

It was so beautiful and the “Window” was unlike anything I’ve ever seen!

hiking
6 months ago

Absolutely beautiful hike that is worth it at the end. Beware though - the trail is really hard to find, nonexistent if anything and I got lost in the swell at least 2-3 times making this more of a "moderate to difficult" hike versus "easy" on the way back I found the "easy" route that I'd classify as more "moderate" due to having to scramble in a few places.

I hiked with my lab (large dog, about 70lbs) that I had to help on/off steep places so I'd recommend the dog wearing a harness if you bring them. Lots of little pools of water in the swell for her to jump in and cool off for a drink.

The trailhead is also kind of hard to find, there's lots of "unsigned dirt roads" in this area, so just follow google maps and try to find the one that heads closest to the gps coordinates. Also not much cell service so have the coordinates keyed up before you lose signal.

7 months ago

Next to the river. Pretty cool. Had about a 4 foot eruption.

camping
8 months ago

We found Crystal Geyser after looking for a place to stay on a road trip. Just before sunset, the drive toward the geyser felt like a journey on a different planet. Once at the geyser, the environment was very serene and the orange travertine gave a warm dimension to the moment. Drive with caution since the road is really rough and rocky. I was able to pull it off with a two-door Civic.

This area is mostly isolated, with the exception of people possibly driving by. Also a nice place to camp, if the weather is clear and dry. Overnight, I felt like a critter was sniffing around the tent, so keep in mind that may be possible. The geyser itself merely gurgled until the next morning before heading to Moab. It erupted for over half an hour.

If you're looking for a place to boondock and don't mind the drive, this site is great.

hiking
Thursday, July 13, 2017

Absolutely worth the hike! The cave is secluded and provides a gorgeous rest stop. Definitely a challenge to follow the trail, though. Get a good idea of where you're going when you start out otherwise you'll lose sight of the cave and get confused in the swell. I'd recommend this to anyone!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Couldn't even find the hike. We tried for a half hour and had To stop cause it got to dark. Wish we could have found it and that the trails were better marked in the whole area!!!

hiking
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Super cool hike with pictographs and a massive pour off.

hiking
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

You can drive the road up to I-70 then must hike back unless you have a high clearance 4 wheel drive.
I hiked the trail but could not find Sinbad. Will return when I have more detailed info and try again. The instructions are not sufficient to lead to the rock art.

hiking
Sunday, March 12, 2017

Dogs are not allowed on this trail. It is managed by the National Park Service.

Monday, June 13, 2016

This was a cool little trail with awesome, historic pictographs! I'd say total this hike was about 8 miles, not 6. The trailhead says 7, but someone scratched in 8-8.5 which I found to be more accurate. The bottom of the canyon is all sand which can get pretty tiresome to walk through so be ready for that. 4 panels of pictographs total and you have to go to the great gallery at the end because it's amazing! Cute little antelope squirrel at the end too trying to steal your food so beware! The climb out of the canyon is about 800 feet and it's not too awful if you just bust it out! Get out there early to beat the heat!

hiking
Sunday, March 22, 2015

Off the beaten path and you might be the only one out in the canyon but the trek is well worth it. Plan for no cell phone reception and a 29 mile dirt road trek to the trailhead. Once there the trail drops down into the canyon. Once at the bottom of the canyon, about a 800 foot descent, hang a right and follow the cairns on the path. There are 4 different rock wall paintings not to be missed. The payoff comes after about 3 miles when you reach The Great Gallery. Sit, enjoy, and soak in the peaceful, quiet setting with spectacular rock art. The Great Gallery art has been featured on many Nat Geo shows, movies, etc. great hike, not technical but prepare accordingly as you might be the only one out there!

off road driving
Tuesday, March 12, 2013

This Indian art panel is quite impressive. You'll exit I-70 at MM131, and go west on the south side of the Interstate. Keep right at the second road, and stay right and go under I-70. When you emerge out of the underpass, stay right and then left. We did this trail at the same time as Dutchmens Arch.

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