Canyon Rim Trail

Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, Utah 84017

Elevation Gain1,136ft
Trailhead Elevation7,417ft
Elevation Min/Max7209/7464ft
Elevation Start/End7417/7417ft

Canyon Rim Trail

Canyon Rim Trail is a hiking trail in Daggett County, Utah. It is within Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area. It is 5.8 miles long and begins at 7,417 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 11.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,136 feet. Greendale Overlook and another viewpoint are near the trailhead. There are also parkings. The Red Canyon Campground camp site can be seen along the trail. There are also viewpoints along the trail.

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"“At a distance... a brilliant red gorge is seen, the red being surrounded by broad bands of mottled buff and gray at the summit of cliffs, and curving down to the water’s edge on the nearer slopes of the mountain. With a depth of 1,700 feet and a width of 4,000 feet, Red Canyon is an inspiring sight. Its maroon- and rust-colored sandstone cliffs, peppered with pine forests, cascade down to the sinuous aquamarine pool of Flaming Gorge Reservoir.

Above rise the rugged slopes of the Uinta Mountains; beyond lie the endless prairie deserts of southern Wyoming. Today, the Forest Service-maintained ranch is listed on both the Utah and National Registers of Historic Sites. Tread: Rock studded and dirt singletracks from the visitor center to the Greendale Overlook. Light duty dirt roads and doubletracks on the Swett Ranch loop."

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Trail Information

Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area
Nearby City
Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area
Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, 435-784-3445 or 435-789-1181
Local Contacts
USGS: Dutch John, East Park Reservoir, Flaming Gorge, and Mount Lena
Local Maps

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