Johns Canyon Trail

Mexican Hat, Utah 84531

Johns Canyon Trail

Johns Canyon Trail Professional Review and Guide

"This narrow trail leads into the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and enters into Johns Canyon, a tributary of the main San Juan River. The trail is graded dirt road for most of its length; only the final part of the trail merits the 3 difficulty rating. The rest of the trail is suitable for high-clearance vehicles in dry weather.

Special Attractions: Scenic Johns Canyon; The bluffs of Cedar Point and Muley Point; Indian petroglyphs. High-clearance 4WDs are recommended, though most stock SUVs are acceptable. Expect a rough road surface with rocks larger than 6 inches, but there will be a reasonable driving line available. Patches of mud are possible but can be readily negotiated; sand may be deep and require lower tire pressures. There may be stream crossings up to 12 inches deep, substantial sections of single-lane shelf road, moderate grades, and sections of moderately loose road surface."

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Trail Information

Mexican Hat
Nearby City
Trail Type
1.5 hours
4,700 feet
Trailhead Elevation
5,400 feet
Top Elevation
USGS The Goosenecks, Goulding NE, Slickhorn Canyon East, Cedar Mesa South, Bluff, Navajo Mountain
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Jul 2018