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Hogback Trail

Basics
Location:
Off the main scenic drive in the Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands National Park
Length:
9.75 mi. semi-loop
Difficulty:
Difficult
Time:
5 to 7 hours
Elevation Change:
1400 feet
Season:
Year round, but best Apr.-May and Sep.-Oct.

Description

Hogback Trail (a.k.a. Murphy Trail) follows a wash then plunges over the mesa rim steeply down to the desert basin of the White Rim mesa. At the 1.5 mile mark, the trail branches, each leading to different points on the White Rim Road. Go down one and return on the other to create a semi-loop.

Details

Location:
Off the main scenic drive in the Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands National Park
Length:
9.75 mi. semi-loop
Difficulty:
Difficult
Time:
5 to 7 hours
Elevation Change:
1400
Season:
Year round, but best Apr.-May and Sep.-Oct.
Camping Info
Dispersed camping allowed

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