Confluence Overlook Trail

Canyonlands National Park - Needles District, Utah

Elevation Gain1,541ft
Trailhead Elevation4,939ft
Elevation Min/Max4830/5123ft
Elevation Start/End4939/4939ft

Confluence Overlook Trail

Confluence Overlook Trail is a hiking trail in San Juan County, Utah. It is within Canyonlands National Park - Needles District. It is 4.2 miles long and begins at 4,939 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 7.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,541 feet. Big Spring Canyon Trailhead and another parking and the Big Spring Canyon Overlook attraction are near the trailhead. There is also parking. Along the trail there are a spring and a viewpoint. The trail ends near the Confluence Overlook viewpoint.

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"Canyonlands, the largest of Utah's five national parks, is neatly split into thirds by the intersection of the Green and the Colorado Rivers. Both rivers have carved thousand-foot-deep canyons through the high surrounding desert, and the view of their confluence at the center of the park is one of Canyonlands? most impressive sights.

Both of the famous rivers have now been largely tamed by a series of dams built over the last sixty years, but from this prospective one can still see the same wild scene that John Wesley Powell saw during his historical voyage down the Green and Colorado Rivers in 1869."

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Trail Information

Canyonlands National Park - Needles District
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Canyonlands National Park - Needles District
Canyonlands National Park
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USGS The Loop, Spanish Bottom
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Jul 2018