Upper Salt Creek

Monticello, Utah 84535

Upper Salt Creek

Upper Salt Creek Professional Review and Guide

"The view from the trailhead is spectacular, another of the canyonland area’s notable viewpoints. Below you, the wide-bottomed, deeply incised Salt Creek Canyon and its tributaries, spread out like cracks in dried mud. Sheer thousand-foot cliffs drop from the mesa tops exposing thick layers of sandstone.

The erratic erosion has formed many scenic and visually appealing features in the sandstone, including several natural arches. The area’s abundant water, flat canyon bottom, and concealed alcoves made Salt Creek an ideal home to the Anasazi, whose ruins and rock art dot the Salt Creek region."

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Trail Information

Monticello
Nearby City
28
Distance
1,890 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
3 to 4 hours
Duration
March to June, September to November
Season
Canyonlands National Park, Needles District
Local Contacts
USGS Cathedral Butte, South Sixshooter Peak; Trails Illustrated Canyonlands National Park, Needles and Island in the Sky
Local Maps

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Jul 2018