Upper Muley Twist

Torrey, Utah

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As you go up, it’s hard to tell where the top will be, but suddenly the entire length of the Waterpocket Fold will pop into view. Once your mouth closes, take in the spectacular views of the nearby Henry Mountains to the east and Tarantula Mesa below them. To the south you can see all the way to Lake Powell (although you can’t see the lake), and to the southwest, Navajo Mountain looms darkly on the horizon. Few views on the entire Colorado Plateau beat this one.
100 Hikes in Utah

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100 Hikes in Utah

by Steve Mann & Rhett Olson (The Mountaineers Books)

As you go up, it’s hard to tell where the top will be, but suddenly the entire length of the Waterpocket Fold will pop into view. Once your mouth closes, take in the spectacular views of the nearby Henry Mountains to the east and Tarantula Mesa below them.

To the south you can see all the way to Lake Powell (although you can’t see the lake), and to the southwest, Navajo Mountain looms darkly on the horizon. Few views on the entire Colorado Plateau beat this one.

©  Steve Mann & Rhett Olson/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Torrey
Distance: 9
Elevation Gain: 520 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 4 to 6 hours
Season: February to April, October to November, warm dry periods December to February
Local Contacts: Capitol Reef National Park
Local Maps: USGS Bitter Creek Divide, Wagon Box Mesa; Trails Illustrated Glen Canyon NRA, Capitol Reef National Park, Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Driving Directions: Directions to Upper Muley Twist

Recent Trail Reviews

9/24/2010
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Amazing hike. Lots of scrambling, but worth doing more than once. Enjoy the views.


6/21/2006
0

My favorite hike in Utah. If you want to be surrounded by rock, this hike is for you.


6/11/2006
0

this hike has a little of everything. narrows,scrambles and great views.there are a few exposures- tough for the meek of heart ,but not technical in nature. you will head up a wash which turns into a nice narrows then,scramble to what has to be one of the best views any where. it is a loop so there is no shuttle needed. a four wheel drive will cut 3 unexciting miles from the hike ,actully 6 miles because this road is out and back. the drive to the trail head from any direction is very scenic and the switchbacks up to the burr trail will get the blood flowing.a nice way to spend most of a day and far from any crowds --we saw no one!!!



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