Colorado River Overlook

Moab, Utah 84532

Colorado River Overlook

Colorado River Overlook Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Gazing down on the Colorado River after pumping through the desert puts things into perspective—life is good. This is a great way to experience this section of Canyonlands without all the technical and aerobic difficulties of the Confluence Trail. It’s a good first ride from the nearby campground."

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

"This drive provides a convenient sampling of the Needles District’s beguiling geology, including one of the district’s few views of the Colorado River. Along the way are vistas that include the dramatic lower segment of Salt Creek Canyon, the Needles and the Abajo (a.k.a. Blue) and La Sal mountains. At the end, you will gaze at the gorge of the Colorado River, near the confluence with Salt Creek."

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Trail Information

Moab
Nearby City
14.6
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Technical Difficulty
Moderate
Physical Difficulty
14.6 miles on four-wheel-drive road. The road is mainly packed dirt with some exposed rock and occasional eroded patches.
Terrain
2-3 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
USGS The Loop
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