Murphy Hogback Trail

Canyonlands National Park - Island In The Sky District, Utah

Elevation Gain479ft
Trailhead Elevation5,268ft
Elevation Min/Max5182/5268ft
Elevation Start/End5268/5268ft

Murphy Hogback Trail

Murphy Hogback Trail is a hiking trail in San Juan County, Utah. It is within Canyonlands National Park - Island In The Sky District. It is 2.6 miles long and begins at 5,268 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 479 feet. This trail connects with the following: Murphy Trail, Murphy Wash Trail and White Rim Road.

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Canyonlands National Park: Favorite Jeep Roads & Hiking Trails (Rincon Publishing)
David Day
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"Hiking the Murphy Trail is an excellent way to gain an appreciation for the wild beauty and expanse of Canyonlands National Park. It is also a good way to sample some of the history of Canyonlands. The trail was built during World War One by the Murphy brothers, who grazed cattle in the area from 1917 until about 1920. When the area became a national park in 1964 prospecting was no longer allowed, but 4-wheeling and bicycling on some of the old roads have become very popular. In particular, the 100-mile-long 4-wheel-drive White Rim Road that circles the Island in the Sky has become one of the parks best known attractions. The middle 1.4 miles of this hike, connecting Murphy Hogback to Murphy Wash, is along the White Rim Road. Trail: Good trail most of the way, but very steep and rocky for a half- mile at the beginning and end. There is no water along the trail." Read more

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Trail Information

Canyonlands National Park - Island In The Sky District
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Canyonlands National Park - Island In The Sky District
Canyonlands National Park
Local Contacts
USGS Monument Basin, Turks Head
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Dec 2018