Canyonlands National Park: Favorite Jeep Roads & Hiking Trails Guide Book

by David Day (Rincon Publishing)
Canyonlands National Park Favorite Jeep Roads and Hiking Trails  by David Day

296 pp/color photos/maps
ISBN: 0966085825

Contains detailed descriptions of the jeep roads and hiking trails in Utah's largest national park, including instructions on how to find the park's indian ruins, cowboy cabins, and other points of interest. This book is profusely illustrated with 240 color and black & white photographs and 59 detailed trail maps. It also contains a primer on the park's geology.

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Trails from the "Canyonlands National Park: Favorite Jeep Roads & Hiking Trails" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 56.
... Preview: Alcove Spring undoubtedly played an important roll in the lives of the prehistoric peoples of Canyonlands. The Anasazi Indians who lived in the canyons made frequent trips to the Island in the Sky Mes ... From the guidebook "Canyonlands National Park: Favorite Jeep Roads & Hiking Trails"
Moab, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 12.8
... Preview: Most of the bottom land along the Green River in Canyonlands National Park was farmed or homesteaded at one time or another during the early 1900s, but none of the river bottoms saw as much human acti ... From the guidebook "Canyonlands National Park: Favorite Jeep Roads & Hiking Trails"
Hanksville, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.8
... Preview: Before 1300 A.D. there were many Anasazi Indians living within the boundaries of Canyonlands National Park. They generally lived in the canyons below the mesas where water was more abundant-particular ... From the guidebook "Canyonlands National Park: Favorite Jeep Roads & Hiking Trails"
Moab, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
... Preview: There are at least three nice loop hikes beginning at the Squaw Flat Trailhead. Each has its own rewards, but if I had to choose a favorite I think I would name the one described here as the best of t ... From the guidebook "Canyonlands National Park: Favorite Jeep Roads & Hiking Trails"
Monticello, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.9
... Preview: Castle Arch is certainly one of the most beautiful natural arches in Canyonlands. High and graceful, with only a thin sliver of sandstone at its apex, it is about 200 feet wide, 150 feet high, and per ... From the guidebook "Canyonlands National Park: Favorite Jeep Roads & Hiking Trails"
Monticello, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
... Preview: A hundred years ago the cattle and sheep business was probably the most important industry in the West. That was also a time when there were virtually no laws governing where sheep and cattle could gr ... From the guidebook "Canyonlands National Park: Favorite Jeep Roads & Hiking Trails"
Monticello, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.6
... Preview: Deep inside the rugged Needles District of Canyonlands lies an unexpected refuge of gentle grassland called Chesler Park. The flat, circular-shaped park, or meadow, is about a mile in diameter and is ... From the guidebook "Canyonlands National Park: Favorite Jeep Roads & Hiking Trails"
Monticello, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.9
... Preview: This short but interesting jeep trail is a favorite among mountain bikers. The beginning of the road is conveniently located at the visitor center parking lot and, although there is no water along the ... From the guidebook "Canyonlands National Park: Favorite Jeep Roads & Hiking Trails"
Monticello, UT - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 14.3
... Preview: Canyonlands, the largest of Utah's five national parks, is neatly split into thirds by the intersection of the Green and the Colorado Rivers. Both rivers have carved thousand-foot-deep canyons through ... From the guidebook "Canyonlands National Park: Favorite Jeep Roads & Hiking Trails"
Monticello, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.4
... Preview: Davis Canyon is actually a complex labyrinth of canyons that have been etched out of the Cedar Mesa Sandstone on the southeast side of the Needles District. The network consists of two main canyons an ... From the guidebook "Canyonlands National Park: Favorite Jeep Roads & Hiking Trails"
Hanksville, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.8
... Preview: Devils Pocket is the whimsical name given to an odd, flat-bottomed canyon that extends southward from the Devils Kitchen Campground. This canyon is one of many unusual depressions that occur east of t ... From the guidebook "Canyonlands National Park: Favorite Jeep Roads & Hiking Trails"
Monticello, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.6
... Preview: High on the rim above Elephant Canyon, with nothing but blue sky behind it, stands the stately, chiseled profile of Druid Arch. The ancient arch reminds many people of Stonehenge in southern England; ... From the guidebook "Canyonlands National Park: Favorite Jeep Roads & Hiking Trails"
Monticello, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.2
... Preview: The road over Elephant Hill is, in my opinion, the most challenging jeep road in Canyonlands National Park. It presents drivers with a series of obstacles ranging from loose rock and stairstep drops t ... From the guidebook "Canyonlands National Park: Favorite Jeep Roads & Hiking Trails"
Monticello, UT - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 32.4
... Preview: No one now remembers who Ernie was, or how Ernie's Country got its name, but this part of the Under the Ledge country has long been a favored grazing area for sheep and cattle. From 1919 until 1944 it ... From the guidebook "Canyonlands National Park: Favorite Jeep Roads & Hiking Trails"
Hanksville, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.7
... Preview: Under the Ledge is a term local cowboys once used to identify the canyon country east of the Orange Cliffs in Canyonlands National Park. The area has subsequently been renamed the Maze District, but t ... From the guidebook "Canyonlands National Park: Favorite Jeep Roads & Hiking Trails"
Hanksville, UT - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 110.4
... Preview: Fort Bottom was named after a tower-like structure that was built above the river bottom by the Anasazi Indians some 750 years ago. It isn?t clear what the tower was used for, but many such towers hav ... From the guidebook "Canyonlands National Park: Favorite Jeep Roads & Hiking Trails"
Moab, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
... Preview: Fortress Arch is about as different from the nearby Castle Arch as two arches can be. There is nothing graceful about this span. It is big and bulky, the way you would expect a fortress to be, with at ... From the guidebook "Canyonlands National Park: Favorite Jeep Roads & Hiking Trails"
Monticello, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: The Gooseberry Trail is the shortest of six established trails in Canyonlands that descend from the Island in the Sky Mesa to the White Rim Road. It is also probably the newest of the six. It was buil ... From the guidebook "Canyonlands National Park: Favorite Jeep Roads & Hiking Trails"
Moab, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.4
... Preview: The Gooseneck Trail leads to an overlook point high above a huge meander of the Colorado River. The Colorado turns abruptly north below the overlook and then bends around to the south again, tracing o ... From the guidebook "Canyonlands National Park: Favorite Jeep Roads & Hiking Trails"
Moab, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.8
... Preview: This short loop trail is full of surprises. The Anasazi granary at the end of the trail would be enough on its own to make the hike worthwhile. But as you walk to the granary you will pass several oth ... From the guidebook "Canyonlands National Park: Favorite Jeep Roads & Hiking Trails"
Hanksville, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.3