Green and Colorado River Overlook Trail

Green River, Utah

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For colorful desert scenery it is hard to beat this popular hike. The normally light colored Cedar Mesa Sandstone has a rich red layer running through it in this area, which makes it much more colorful than the same formation in the nearby Maze. Beginning with the impressive Doll House, at the beginning of the trail, the rock formations along this hike are truly magnificent. They are particularly pretty in the late afternoon when the sunlight tends to enhance the red bands in the sandstone.
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by David Day (Rincon Publishing)

For colorful desert scenery it is hard to beat this popular hike. The normally light colored Cedar Mesa Sandstone has a rich red layer running through it in this area, which makes it much more colorful than the same formation in the nearby Maze.

Beginning with the impressive Doll House, at the beginning of the trail, the rock formations along this hike are truly magnificent. They are particularly pretty in the late afternoon when the sunlight tends to enhance the red bands in the sandstone.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Green River
Distance: 8.9
Elevation Gain: 300 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Duration: 5 hours
Season: Spring, early summer, and fall
Trailhead Elevation: 5,100 feet
Top Elevation: 5,100 feet
Local Contacts: Hans Flat Ranger Station, Canyonlands National Park
Local Maps: Spanish Bottom (USGS)
Driving Directions: Directions to Green & Colorado River Overlook Trail

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Apr 2018