Canyonlands National Park Neck Spring

Moab, Utah 84532

Canyonlands National Park Neck Spring

Canyonlands National Park: Neck Spring Professional Review and Guide

"A popular day hike and one of the few loop routes in Island in the Sky. The Neck has historical significance. Here the Island in the Sky plateau narrows to about 40 feet with sheer cliffs dropping off on both sides.

This natural phenomenon allowed early ranchers who ran livestock in the area (before the park was created) to control the entire 43-square-mile mesa with one 40-foot fence across this narrow spot, later named the Neck. Nature is also making a play at the Neck. Erosion is gradually wearing away the already narrow entrance to Island in the Sky. Sometime in the future, Island in the Sky might really be an island."

Canyonlands National Park: Neck Spring Reviews

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9/13/2017
Fun hike. Started just at sunrise and enjoyed the coolness of the canyon.
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Trail Information

Moab
Nearby City
6
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
Year-round
Season
Canyonlands National Park 2282 South West Resource Blvd. Moab, UT 84532 Phone: (435) 719-2313 Website: www.nps.gov/cany
Local Contacts
Trails Illustrated Island in the Sky and USGS Musselman Arch
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