Cliff Hanger Trail

Grand County, Utah 84532

Distance0.7mi
Elevation Gain306ft
Trailhead Elevation4,838ft
Top4,975ft
Elevation Min/Max4764/4975ft
Elevation Start/End4838/4840ft

Cliff Hanger Trail

Cliff Hanger Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Grand County, Utah. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 4,838 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 306 feet. Near the end of the trail is a viewpoint. This trail connects with the following: Amasa Back and Pothole Arch.

Cliff Hanger Trail Professional Review and Guide

"The thing you’ll remember most about this trail is not the incredible scenery, but a 4-foot high ledge across a narrow shelf road perched high on sheer canyon walls. Although just one obstacle of many, this one will get your undivided attention. I’ve added one short side trip that offers a near aerial view of the beginning of Poison Spider Mesa. Remember to pack your binoculars. This is a popular biking trail so use appropriate caution and courtesy. Pull over and let bikers pass if they approach you from behind. On a trail like this, they will often make better time than you.

The trail starts downhill, crosses Kane Creek, then climbs rapidly up a very rocky, steep grade. Kane Creek can rise quickly after a heavy rain. Obstacles are tall, challenging, and frequent. The second half of the trail smooths out but not before crossing a challenging narrow road on a shelf about 400 feet high. This trail is not suitable for stock vehicles. Extra-high ground clearance and lockers are recommended. The trail is fairly obvious most of the way with the exception of a couple of short stretches of slickrock. Spur roads are limited making routefinding fairly easy."

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Trail Information

Grand County
Nearby City
USGS Moab, Gold Bar Canyon
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Jul 2018