Canyonlands National Park Sports & Outdoors

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    4 Wheeling and Shafer Trail

    by Basaic Written Jul 17, 2012

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    Shafer Tral

    Shafer Trail is one of the many 4-wheel drive roads throughout the park. You can take a one day drive down these roads or travel them for days at a time.

    Equipment: High clearance 4 wheel drive, camping supplies (if needed); lots of water, food, a good map.

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    Alcove Springs Trail

    by Basaic Written Jul 17, 2012

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    Alcove Springs Trail

    Walk as far or as little as you want. This trail goes 5.6 miles to Taylor Canyon and 11 miles to White Rim Road. There is an elevation change of 1300 feet.

    Equipment: Good walking shoes, water, sunscreen, a hat, insect repellant, a snack, weather appropriate clothing, don't forget your camera!

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    Aztec Butte Trail

    by Basaic Written Jul 17, 2012

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    Aztec Butte Trail

    The Aztec Butte Trail is a 1.5 mile hike leading to the ruins of some ancestral Puebloan granaries. The first 1/2 mile is an easy hike along a sandy trail to the bottom of Aztec Butte then the last 1/4 mile climbs 200 feet to the top of the butte. There is also a 1/4 mile spur trail to more ruins.

    Equipment: Good walking shoes, water, sunscreen, a hat, insect repellant, a snack, weather appropriate clothing, don't forget your camera!

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    Mesa Arch Trail

    by Basaic Written Jul 17, 2012

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    The Mesa Arch Trail is an easy 1/2 mile hike. You can continue a short distance further to the other side of the arch.

    Equipment: Good walking shoes, water, sunscreen, a hat, insect repellant, a snack, weather appropriate clothing, don't forget your camera!

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    Murphy Trail

    by Basaic Written Jul 17, 2012

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    Murphy Trail

    Murphy Trail is a relatively easy, relatively flat 1.8 mile hike to a nice overlook.

    Equipment: Good walking shoes, water, sunscreen, a hat, insect repellant, a snack, weather appropriate clothing, don't forget your camera!

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    Upheaval Dome Trails

    by Basaic Written Jul 17, 2012

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    These trails lead to two different overlooks. The first overlook is a .8 mile long hike with a 100 foot elevation gain. The second is 1.8 miles with a 150 foot elevation gain. The trail is steep and difficult at times.

    Equipment: Good walking shoes, water, sunscreen, a hat, insect repellant, a snack, weather appropriate clothing, don't forget your camera!

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    Whale Rock Trail

    by Basaic Written Jul 17, 2012

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    Whale Rock Trail

    The Whale Rock Trail is moderate 1 mile long with a 100 foot elevation gain. The trail begins as a sandy trail then continues over slick rock with some hand holds on the steeper parts.

    Equipment: Good walking shoes, water, sunscreen, a hat, insect repellant, a snack, weather appropriate clothing, don't forget your camera!

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    A rare chance to bike in a National Park

    by Combinedefx Written Aug 10, 2003
    At the overlook, notice the snake head?

    In addition to the previous description, the ride back was more fun, I thought, for the slight downhill grade. A great day's activity.

    Equipment: Common sense basic gear.

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    • Cycling

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