Little Hole Canyon

Green River, Utah 84540

Little Hole Canyon

Little Hole Canyon Professional Review and Guide

"Follow the hiker trail down the wash bottom, and occasionally up on the bench, toward the Colorado River. Another canyon enters from the left about halfway to the river. Just before you reach the river, you’ll see dark granite protruding from the canyon bottom. The Colorado River has eroded away the top sandstone layer to expose the lower level granite. This is one of the few areas where the granite substrate is exposed. The next point is along the Colorado at Granite Falls in the Grand Canyon, hundreds of miles to the southwest. Reaching the river, look downstream at the huge canyon walls on the west side.

You can hear the sound of a small rapid echoing off the walls. You can also see a large grassy bench on the south side of the river and high cliff walls beyond. The area south of the river is little traveled by humans. It is only reachable from the east on roads beginning in Colorado, or by river runners. This is one of the most remote areas in the Colorado River Basin and part of the Westwater Wilderness Study Area. You gain some elevation on the return trip, but the short distance makes this a pleasant and relaxing hike in beautiful and unique surroundings."

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Trail Information

Green River
Nearby City
310 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
2 to 4 hours
February to April, September to November
BLM Moab Field Office
Local Contacts
USGS Agate
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Jul 2018