Lower Red Lake Canyonlands National Park

Monticello, Utah 84535

Lower Red Lake Canyonlands National Park

Lower Red Lake: Canyonlands National Park Professional Review and Guide

"This is a difficult day hike or overnighter down to the mighty Colorado River. This is a long, hot, steep trail, but it goes into one of the remotest and least-used sections of Canyonlands National Park. You stand a good chance of having the trail all to yourself. You have two options for reaching this trailhead, but both require a high-clearance, four-wheel-drive vehicle with low-range gearing and the skill and experience to drive it.

The shortest but perhaps more challenging route (5 miles) leaves from the Elephant Hill Trailhead. To find the Elephant Hill Trailhead, drive 3.1 miles from the entrance station on the main park road until you see a paved road going off to the left to Squaw Flat Campground and Elephant Hill."

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Trail Information

Monticello
Nearby City
11.8
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
Year-round
Season
Nat Geo Trails Illustrated Map: Needles
Local Contacts
Nat Geo TOPO! Map (USGS): The Loop and Spanish Bottom
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Oct 2018