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Big Spring Canyon Trail

Basics
Location:
In the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park
Length:
3.75 miles oneway
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Time:
2-1/2 hours
Elevation Change:
370 feet
Season:
Year round, but best Apr.-May and Sep.-Oct.

Description

Big Spring Canyon Trail traverses slickrock for 3/4 mile before entering and following the nicely wooded canyon bottom. Branch canyons lead left and right along the route providing nice isolated camping spots. Near the end of the trail is a steep slickrock climb to a pass leading to Squaw Canyon Trail . At mile 1.2 of the trail you can take a 2 mile long connecting trail to Chesler Park Trail in Elephant Canyon.

Books

Best Easy Day Hikes Canyonlands and Arches includes concise descriptions and easy-to-follow maps for twenty short hikes on well-defined trails through some of the most spectacular scenery in southeastern Utah.

Details

Location:
In the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park
Length:
3.75 miles oneway
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Time:
2-1/2 hours
Elevation Change:
370
Season:
Year round, but best Apr.-May and Sep.-Oct.
Camping Info
Dispersed camping allowed

Map + Directions


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