Slickrock Foot Trail Canyonlands National Park

Monticello, Utah

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A scenic trip through the geology of the Canyonlands. If you’re a beginner or experienced hiker with a half day to spend in the Needles District, the Slickrock Foot Trail is an excellent way to enjoy it. Many hikes in the Needles follow canyon bottoms, but this trail stays high and gives an overall perspective of the entire southeastern corner of Canyonlands National Park. If you’re a beginner or experienced hiker with a half day to spend in the Needles District, the Slickrock Foot Trail is an excellent way to enjoy it. Many hikes in the Needles follow canyon bottoms, but this trail stays high and gives an overall perspective of the entire southeastern corner of Canyonlands National Park.The NPS suggests this trail to inexperienced hikers so they can take a look at the entire area before deciding on their next hike. On this trail beginners also learn how to follow cairns and hike on slickrock.
Hiking Canyonlands and Arches National Parks

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Hiking Canyonlands and Arches National Parks

by Bill Schneider (Falcon Guides)

A scenic trip through the geology of the Canyonlands. If you’re a beginner or experienced hiker with a half day to spend in the Needles District, the Slickrock Foot Trail is an excellent way to enjoy it. Many hikes in the Needles follow canyon bottoms, but this trail stays high and gives an overall perspective of the entire southeastern corner of Canyonlands National Park.

If you’re a beginner or experienced hiker with a half day to spend in the Needles District, the Slickrock Foot Trail is an excellent way to enjoy it. Many hikes in the Needles follow canyon bottoms, but this trail stays high and gives an overall perspective of the entire southeastern corner of Canyonlands National Park.The NPS suggests this trail to inexperienced hikers so they can take a look at the entire area before deciding on their next hike. On this trail beginners also learn how to follow cairns and hike on slickrock.

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

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Monticello
Distance: 2.4
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Nat Geo Trails Illustrated Map: Needles
Local Maps: Nat Geo TOPO! Map (USGS): The Loop
Driving Directions: Directions to Slickrock Foot Trail: Canyonlands National Park

Recent Trail Reviews

5/13/2007
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I agree with the trail guide's introduction to this trail. I really enjoy the Needles District of Canyonlands, and if you only have a half-day to spend, the Slickrock Foot Trail would be a great way to spend it. The way-finding is easy, the views are amazing, and there is a fair bit of opportunity to scramble around on the rocks off-trail to find different viewpoints. You'll get a good view of both the Needles and one of the canyons that cuts through the district.



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