Lost Spring Canyon

Moab, Utah

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From the trail you’ll enjoy good views into the Salt Wash, Clover, and Lost Spring Canyon drainages. From here the footpath turns into a noticeable double track as it slowly descends toward Clover Creek. Large flint and chert rock beds protrude from the sand throughout this area. Native American inhabitants made arrowheads, knives, and spear points from this glasslike rock. Note also the layers of colored sand as you descend. First you pass through a deep red sand layer, with sparse vegetation and less rock. The next layer consists of yellow-white sand with larger rock outcroppings. After about a mile, you near the head of Clover Canyon, a box canyon with steep walls.
100 Hikes in Utah

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100 Hikes in Utah

by Steve Mann & Rhett Olson (The Mountaineers Books)

From the trail you’ll enjoy good views into the Salt Wash, Clover, and Lost Spring Canyon drainages. From here the footpath turns into a noticeable double track as it slowly descends toward Clover Creek.

Large flint and chert rock beds protrude from the sand throughout this area. Native American inhabitants made arrowheads, knives, and spear points from this glasslike rock. Note also the layers of colored sand as you descend. First you pass through a deep red sand layer, with sparse vegetation and less rock. The next layer consists of yellow-white sand with larger rock outcroppings. After about a mile, you near the head of Clover Canyon, a box canyon with steep walls.

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

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Moab
Distance: 12
Elevation Gain: 900 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 6 to 7 hours
Season: February to May, September to November
Local Contacts: Arches National Park
Local Maps: USGS Mollie Hogans; Trails Illustrated Arches National Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Lost Spring Canyon

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