Anderson Bottom

Hanksville, Utah 84734

Anderson Bottom

Anderson Bottom Professional Review and Guide

"Most of the bottom land along the Green River in Canyonlands National Park was farmed or homesteaded at one time or another during the early 1900s, but none of the river bottoms saw as much human activity as Anderson Bottom. At least seven different families attempted to establish ranches or farms here.

Access to the water is blocked by the White Rim Formation, a thick strata of hard sandstone that tends to form sheer cliffs above the river throughout the length of Stillwater Canyon. Only at Anderson Bottom is there an easy way to get below the White Rim Sandstone. Trail: This is a primitive, seldom-used trail. You may have difficulty following it for the first 0.8 mile, but after that it is well marked."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
250 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
2.25 hours
Year-round, best spring and fall
4,222 feet
Trailhead Elevation
4,222 feet
Top Elevation
Canyonlands National Park
Local Contacts
USGS Cleopatra's Chair
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018