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Best trails in Hanksville

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Looking for a great trail near Hanksville, Utah? AllTrails has 43 great hiking trails, mountain biking trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Capitol Reef National Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Fiddler Butte Wilderness Study Area or Mount Ellen-Blue Hills Wilderness Study Area. Ready for some activity? There are 19 moderate trails in Hanksville ranging from 1.2 to 19.6 miles and from 4,078 to 11,525 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Hanksville
Top trails (43)
#1 - Little Wild Horse Bell Canyon Trail
Crack Canyon Wilderness
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Length: 8 mi • Est. 3 h 45 m
Little Wild Horse Bell Canyon Trail is a 8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Hanksville, Utah that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity optShow more
#2 - The Goblin's Lair (Chamber of the Basilisk)
Goblin Valley State Park
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 57 m
Hidden away on the parks eastern boundary, beyond the cliffs that form the far wall of the Valley of Goblins, is a massive cavernous formation known as The Goblins Lair. Not truly a cavern, the lair iShow more
#3 - Ding and Dang Canyons
Crack Canyon Wilderness
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Length: 8.3 mi • Est. 3 h 20 m
This route is rated as a class 4 hike or 2A II on the ACA canyoneering scale. It requires down climbing short drops of about 10-12 feet. Technical gear is not needed to complete this route and a rope Show more
#4 - Valley of the Goblins
Goblin Valley State Park
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 27 m
Valley of the Goblin is an area open for exploration with no real trail system. Along the way, visitors see Goblin Valley from different perspectives. Show more
#5 - Horseshoe Canyon Trail
Canyonlands National Park
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Length: 7 mi • Est. 3 h 45 m
Horseshoe Canyon Trail is a 7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hanksville, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used foShow more
#6 - Crack Canyon
Crack Canyon Wilderness
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 2 h 15 m
Crack Canyon is a 5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hanksville, Utah that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and isShow more
#7 - Three Sisters
Goblin Valley State Park
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 30 m
The Three Sisters is the most iconic of all goblin formations within the park, and is found on many of the souvenir items available in the visitor center. Most visitors snap a photograph of it as theyShow more
#8 - Leprechaun Canyon
Fiddler Butte Wilderness Study Area
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 49 m
Leprechaun Canyon is a complex of 3 technical slot canyons that requires technical gear and skills to descend. However, the lower portion of the canyon can be hiked from the bottom up to the confluencShow more
#9 - Cottonwood Wash
Capitol Reef National Park
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Length: 6.4 mi • Est. 3 h 24 m
It’s almost like four different hikes in one. You have the flat open path, the paths up through the mountain, the rocky section, then finally the slot canyon. Some notably harder parts include climbinShow more
#10 - The Great Gallery
Canyonlands National Park
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Length: 10.6 mi • Est. 5 h 23 m
The Great Gallery is a 10.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hanksville, Utah that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and waShow more
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