Neck Spring Canyonlands National Park

Moab, Utah

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A popular day hike and one of the few loop routes in Island in the Sky. The Neck has historical significance. Here the Island in the Sky plateau narrows to about 40 feet with sheer cliffs dropping off on both sides. This natural phenomenon allowed early ranchers who ran livestock in the area (before the park was created) to control the entire 43-square-mile mesa with one 40-foot fence across this narrow spot, later named the Neck. Nature is also making a play at the Neck. Erosion is gradually wearing away the already narrow entrance to Island in the Sky. Sometime in the future Island in the Sky might really be an island.
Hiking Canyonlands and Arches National Parks

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Hiking Canyonlands and Arches National Parks

by Bill Schneider (Falcon Guides)

A popular day hike and one of the few loop routes in Island in the Sky. The Neck has historical significance. Here the Island in the Sky plateau narrows to about 40 feet with sheer cliffs dropping off on both sides. This natural phenomenon allowed early ranchers who ran livestock in the area (before the park was created) to control the entire 43-square-mile mesa with one 40-foot fence across this narrow spot, later named the Neck.

Nature is also making a play at the Neck. Erosion is
gradually wearing away the already narrow entrance to Island in the Sky. Sometime in the future Island in the Sky might really be an island.

© 2017 Bill Schneider/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Moab
Distance: 6
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: Year-round.
Accessibility: Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Nat Geo Trails Illustrated Map: Island in the Sky
Local Maps: Nat Geo TOPO! Map (USGS): Musselman Arch
Driving Directions: Directions to Neck Spring: Canyonlands National Park

Recent Trail Reviews

7/5/2011
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You see the highlights of the trail next to the parking lot.


7/5/2004
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