Green and Colorado Rivers Overlook

Hanksville, Utah 84734

Green and Colorado Rivers Overlook

Green and Colorado Rivers Overlook Professional Guide

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"For colorful desert scenery it is hard to beat this popular hike. The normally light colored Cedar Mesa Sandstone has a rich red layer running through it in this area, which makes it much more colorful than the same formation in the nearby Maze.

Beginning with the impressive Dollhouse, at the beginning of the trail, the rock formations along this hike are truly magnificent. They are particularly pretty in the late afternoon when the sunlight tends to enhance the red bands in the sandstone. Trail: Easy, well marked trail, but there is no water so be sure to carry plenty."

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Utah's Incredible Backcountry Trails (Rincon Publishing)
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"For colorful desert scenery it is hard to beat this popular hike. The normally light colored Cedar Mesa Sandstone has a rich red layer running through it in this area, which makes it much more colorful than the same formation in the nearby Maze. Beginning with the impressive Doll House, at the beginning of the trail, the rock formations along this hike are truly magnificent. They are particularly pretty in the late afternoon when the sunlight tends to enhance the red bands in the sandstone."

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Trail Information

Hanksville
Nearby City
8.9
Distance
300 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
5 hours
Duration
Year-round, best spring and fall
Season
5,100 feet
Trailhead Elevation
5,100 feet
Top Elevation
Canyonlands National Park
Local Contacts
USGS Spanish Bottom
Local Maps

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