Lost Canyon - Squaw Canyon Loop

Monticello, Utah 84535

Lost Canyon - Squaw Canyon Loop

Lost Canyon - Squaw Canyon Loop Professional Review and Guide

"Although they are scarcely a mile apart Lost Canyon and Squaw Canyon are very different in character. Squaw Canyon is dry and generally uninteresting, while Lost Canyon is deeper and has a surprising amount of water and vegetation. Because of its water, Lost Canyon was well known to the cowboys who lived and worked in the Needles District during the first half of the last century. Even when other sources of water had given way to the dry summer heat, their animals could always depend on finding a pool or two of the life-sustaining liquid in the green recesses of Lost Canyon.

The route described here takes advantage of the Peekaboo Trail, which cuts across the lower parts of both canyons, to form an interesting loop hike. The path also passes within a mile of an old cowboy camp that was once used by local cattle ranchers. There is no trail leading to the cowboy camp, but it isn?t too difficult to find. If you wish to include it in your hike it will add about an hour to the time specified above. Trail: Easy, well marked trail. There is usually water in some sections of Lost Canyon, but Squaw Canyon is generally dry."

Lost Canyon - Squaw Canyon Loop Reviews

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Second trip into Canyonlands in 2009. Loved this loop hike better than Druid Arch...longer views and vistas and cooler in the canyon.

Lost Canyon - Squaw Canyon Loop Photos

Trail Information

Nearby City
360 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
5.25 hours
Year-round, best spring and fall
5,120 feet
Trailhead Elevation
5,460 feet
Top Elevation
Canyonlands National Park
Local Contacts
USGS Druid Arch, The Loop
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018