Neck Spring Canyonlands National Park

Moab, Utah 84532

Neck Spring Canyonlands National Park

Neck Spring: Canyonlands National Park 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."

Neck Spring: Canyonlands National Park Reviews

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7/5/2011
You see the highlights of the trail next to the parking lot.
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Trail Information

Moab
Nearby City
Kid-friendly
Accessibility
6
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
Year-round.
Season
Nat Geo Trails Illustrated Map: Island in the Sky
Local Contacts
Nat Geo TOPO! Map (USGS): Musselman Arch
Local Maps

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Jul 2018