Anderson Bottom

Hanksville, Utah

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Most of the bottom land along the Green River in Canyonlands National Park was farmed or homesteaded at one time or another during the early 1900s, but none of the river bottoms saw as much human activity as Anderson Bottom. At least seven different families attempted to establish ranches or farms here. Access to the water is blocked by the White Rim Formation, a thick strata of hard sandstone that tends to form sheer cliffs above the river throughout the length of Stillwater Canyon. Only at Anderson Bottom is there an easy way to get below the White Rim Sandstone. Trail: This is a primitive, seldom-used trail. You may have difficulty following it for the first 0.8 mile, but after that it is well marked.
Canyonlands National Park: Favorite Jeep Roads & Hiking Trails

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Canyonlands National Park: Favorite Jeep Roads & Hiking Trails

by David Day (Rincon Publishing)

Most of the bottom land along the Green River in Canyonlands National Park was farmed or homesteaded at one time or another during the early 1900s, but none of the river bottoms saw as much human activity as Anderson Bottom. At least seven different families attempted to establish ranches or farms here.

Access to the water is blocked by the White Rim Formation, a thick strata of hard sandstone that tends to form sheer cliffs above the river throughout the length of Stillwater Canyon. Only at Anderson Bottom is there an easy way to get below the White Rim Sandstone. Trail: This is a primitive, seldom-used trail. You may have difficulty following it for the first 0.8 mile, but after that it is well marked.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Hanksville
Distance: 3.8
Elevation Gain: 250 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 2.25 hours
Season: Year-round, best spring and fall
Trailhead Elevation: 4,222 feet
Top Elevation: 4,222 feet
Local Contacts: Canyonlands National Park
Local Maps: USGS Cleopatra's Chair
Driving Directions: Directions to Anderson Bottom

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Apr 2018