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

24 days ago

Nice rest stop to stretch my legs in route to Needles. Great view from the top after a short scramble up the slope.

Great views, great picnic area. recent site improvements.

So pretty and picturesque. A little scary getting down but manageable in a pair of good hiking boots. Camping spots all around. Great weather right now, warm in the day and cool at night.

I started at Elephant hill and stayed overnight at Devils Pocket. This was my favorite campsite ever. So secluded and peaceful. If you’re looking to feel remote and alone, this is the spot. You have a beautiful scene all to yourself. I sat on a rock right in front of camp and watched the sunset. This was the quietest and most peaceful place. I highly recommend staying here and if you can, leave and head towards Chester park and the joint trail. I stayed at CP4 the next night and it was also amazing.

These two hikes are short. The hike to Holly was 0.4 mile, and the hike to Hackberry was a mile roundtrip. We did take a truck to get to the parking lot of these two hikes. It is meant for off roading vehicles. We went a few hours before sunset and had great pictures!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

We backpacked in and reserved the "Devil's Pocket" campground in "Devil's Kitchen". I can honestly say that this was one of my favorite backpacking trips I have ever made. The trail is listed as "Moderate", but if you're backpacking it can be kinda strenuous. If we didn't have backpacks I'm sure it would have been a lot more chill.

There is so much variety on this loop, it never gets boring. Every variety that Canyonlands has available comes through in the Devil's Pocket Loop.

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Great views of Canyonlands. Visited here many years ago but just discovered that it had been added

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Very simple trail, Long drive to get here, if you did the drive, you might as well do the easy trail, simple loop, provides great views!!

off road driving
Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Easy drive on a dirt road. Nothing really exciting until you get to the arch. If you're brave enough and strong enough you can climb a crack in the lower rocks to get up inside the bowl that the arch covers.

off road driving
Thursday, March 01, 2012

Moses and Zeus are rock spires in Taylor Canyon near Moab. In order to get to the spires we had to take the Mineral Bottom Trail, decend the switchbacks to the White Rim Trail and after traveling 5 or so miles to Taylor Canyon Trail. The spires are found about another 5 miles up canyon to a dead end. Along with my sons Ron and Bob, we explored the Moses and Zeus spires after a short hike. It was hot that day in Taylor Canyon, bring plenty of water. The scenery of the area was breathtaking, the views half way up the spires down canyon were some of the best I've witnessed. What a day trip!

trail running
1 month ago

off road driving
3 months ago

Monday, May 22, 2017

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

off road driving
Wednesday, July 22, 2015