Moab, Utah

Location: Southeast Utah

On US-191, 113 miles southeast of Grand Junction, Colorado, 158 miles northwest of Durango, Colorado and 230 miles southeast of Salt Lake City, Utah.

Moab Hiking Trails

Images from the Great Gallery in Horseshoe Canyon

Horseshoe Canyon

Distance: 7.2 miles (Round Trip)

A nice hike to the Great Gallery, a phenomenal Barrier Canyon style rock art panel in a remote, detached unit of Canyonlands National Park.

Corona Arch

Corona Arch

Distance: 2.5 miles (Round Trip)

A short, relatively easy trail leads to stunning Corona Arch and its fascinating neighbor, Bowtie Arch, situated in a huge sandstone amphitheatre high above the northwest wall of Bootlegger Canyon.

Delicate Arch framed by the La Sal Mountains to the east, partially hidden by clouds.

Delicate Arch

Distance: 3.1 miles (Round Trip)

A short hike to a stunning, iconic arch perched on the edge of a huge sandstone bowl and framed by the scenic La Sal Mountains.

Great view of the fins located to the east of the trail.

Devil's Garden

Distance: 1.6 - 7.7 miles (Loop)

Seven amazing arches set amid a landscape of weird and wonderful sandstone fins, spires and knobs are the rewards for hiking the Devils Garden Trail, my favorite trail in Arches National Park.

Double Arch

The Windows and Double Arch

Distance: 0.5 - 2.0 miles (Loop)

A photographer’s delight, this trail visits North Window, South Window, Turret Arch, and Double Arch, features great views of the areas distinctive rock formations and includes distant vistas of the La Sal Mountains.

View of Behind the Rocks and the La Sal Mountains from the Amasa Back trail.

Amasa Back

Distance: 8.0 - 10.4 miles (Round Trip)

The Amasa Back trail offers a challenging, view packed hike to a ridge overlooking the Colorado River and the red rock country beyond.

Tower Arch

Tower Arch

Distance: 2.4 - 5.7 miles (Round Trip)

An off-the-beaten-path hike in the Klondike Bluffs area of Arches National Park leads through a secluded valley ringed by a wonderland of deep-red rock formations before reaching Tower Arch, an immense span with lovely views of the La Sal Mountains.

Park Avenue

Park Avenue

Distance: 0.9 - 1.8 miles (Round Trip)

Stroll beneath soaring sandstone formations topped with sculpted pinnacles, towers and spires on this short, highly scenic hike through a dramatic canyon in Arches National Park.

Hidden Valley

Hidden Valley

Distance: 4.9 - 7.3 miles (Round Trip)

Fine views of the Behind the Rocks and the La Sal Mountains along with the option to see great rock art panels make this a recommended hike.

Heading up the Syncline Valley

Syncline Loop

Distance: 8.4 miles (Loop)

This interesting and challenging trail travels around Upheaval Dome, a fascinating geological feature in the Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands National Park. The trail, recommended for experienced hikers only, descends rugged Upheaval Canyon and climbs out via a beautiful and difficult trail up the Syncline Valley.

Near the base of Jeep Arch

Culvert Canyon/Jeep Arch

Distance: 4.0 miles (Round Trip)

Wonderful views of a stunning canyon, solitude and an impressive jeep-shaped arch more than compensate for the difficulty in following a trail, which is poorly defined in places.

Looking southwest from the trail along the west side of Dead Horse Point.

Dead Horse State Park Loop Trails

Distance: 2.0 - 6.6 miles (Loop)

Amazing vistas of the sculpted canyons, pinnacles and buttes defining the landscape along the Colorado River and nearby Canyonlands National Park are the highlights of this easy 6.0 mile loop hike traveling around the southern end of Dead Horse State Park.

Great views of Monument Basin along the Grand View Point trail.

Grand View Point

Distance: 2.0 miles (Round Trip)

Spectacular panoramic views of the red rock canyon between the Colorado and Green Rivers, the Needles and Maze Districts of Canyonlands National Park and beyond are the scenic rewards for this easy hike to the southern tip of the Island in the Sky mesa in Canyonlands National Park.

Mill Creek Canyon

Mill Creek Canyon

Distance: 1.6 - 5.0 miles (Round Trip)

Towering sandstone walls, a perennial stream, waterfalls, swimming holes and rock art are the highlights of this interesting trail exploring scenic Mill Creek Canyon in southeast of Moab.

Two granaries beneath a ledge on the Aztec Butte trail.

Aztec Butte

Distance: 0.9 - 1.7 miles (Round Trip)

A steep climb up a slickrock dome leads to ancestral Puebloan granaries and outstanding views of Taylor Canyon.

Broken Arch

Sand Stone, Broken and Tapestry Arches Loop

Distance: 1.6 - 2.7 miles (Loop)

This moderately-easy family hike visits three interesting arches; Sand Dune Arch, Broken Arch and Tapestry Arch, and travels through scenic desert landscape on uncrowded trails, a rarity in Arches National Park.

Balanced Rock

Balanced Rock

Distance: 0.3 miles (Round Trip)

The Balanced Rock trail circles a photogenic 128-ft. tall rock formation, offering a variety of perspectives of the formation and the surrounding landscape in Arches National Park.

Sand Dune Arch

Sand Dune Arch

Distance: 0.3 miles (Round Trip)

A short hike to a secluded arch nestled among sandstone fins, south of the Devil’s Garden section of Arches National Park.

Skyline Arch

Skyline Arch

Distance: 0.4 miles (Round Trip)

Distinctive Skyline Arch graces the top of a large fin and is visible from many viewpoints around Arches National Park. A short, easy trail leading to the base of the arch provides up-close views of this impressive span.

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