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

Trail was tough but rewarding and challenging

Awesome hike. Great scenery the entire way. Moderately traveled. Great variety around each turn. One of the best hikes I’ve done.

hot bring lots of water but worth it

Great place to really get away from it all. I had the fortune to travel here with a 4x4 crew and spent to weekend taking pics and having an awesome time. Views are incredible.

Great shorter hike in the Chesler Park area of The Needles. I only had less than half a day and this was perfect. Great views of the needles, harder on the way in than the way out (just the way the gradient is).

Beautiful views of the Needles and mushroom shaped rock formations.

Une des plus belles ballades du coin!

It was great to do as the sun was rising. We did it July 5th from Brown Betty to Spanish Bottom and up to the Dollhouse.

hiking
Wednesday, June 07, 2017

This is in a remote section of Canyonlands. Getting from upper Spanish Bottom to the beginning of the trail might take a little bit of a bushwhack. The trail itself is a steep set of switchbacks that claim 1,300 feet in one mile. There is a lot of exposure to sun and drop-offs, so this trail isn't for the squeamish. But then, if you're at Spanish Bottom, you've probably already canoed or kayaked a long section of the Colorado or Green rivers and are up for anything! When I hiked this, my wife and I were the only people on the trail.

off road driving
Thursday, March 30, 2017

A great warm up trail for EJS. A 4 on the Moab scale. Stock JKs can make it fine. Only once did I use a locker and that was just to get over a waterfall. Enjoy!!!

backpacking
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Once you leave the Confluence Trail at the Cyclone Canyon trail junction you are in a different environment that other areas of Canyonlands. The trail is in a Graben. The trail is almost totally level from beginning to end.

backpacking
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Difficult but rewarding hike that starts from the Elephant Hill Trailhead (shorter version starts at the Devils Lane 4x4 road and nearby Devils Kitchen Campground). Trail is well marked with cairns and has trail signs at all junctions. Much of the drop down to the Colorado River is very steep and sometimes its necessary to use hands. When you do get to the river you have to find a way through the tamarisk to get to water. Camped in Red Lake Canyon to shorten the hike after starting at the Big Spring Trailhead via Confluence Overlook

hiking
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off road driving
2 months ago

Monday, July 10, 2017