Hog Canyon Trail is a hiking trail in Uintah County, Utah. It is within Dinosaur National Monument. It is 0.5 miles long and begins at 5,363 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is a mile with a total elevation gain of 359 feet. The Josie Morris Cabin Picnic Area picnic site is near the trailhead. There is also parking.
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"Hog Canyon Trail provides one of the park’s most delightful short hikes, passing through several habitat types, including a canyon of high cliffs that offers a delightful reprieve from summer heat. The trail begins to the east of the Josie Morris Cabin near a small spring. Adjacent to the spring the park provides several signs that interpret the significance of water to Josie and to others in the West. Josie fought for her water rights and eventually constructed a series of small dams intended to trap the water so necessary for her cattle. On hot days Box Canyon offers a pleasant short stroll to the end of the second of Josie Morris’s canyons. It was another place where she was able to corral her livestock with natural fences on three sides."
--Bert and Jane Gildart, Dinosaur National Monument: A Guide to Exploring the Great Outdoors (Falcon Guides).
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