Upper Salt Creek Canyonlands National Park

Monticello, Utah 84535

Upper Salt Creek Canyonlands National Park

Upper Salt Creek: Canyonlands National Park Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"A long hike, well suited for backpackers, through an intriguing desert valley. Names can be misleading. Somehow, “Salt Creek” seems to imply a dry, harsh, and unpleasant place when quite the opposite is true. Upper Salt Creek is definitely one of the most delightful hikes in the Canyonlands, and it deserves a name like 'Desert Paradise Creek'."

Upper Salt Creek: Canyonlands National Park Reviews

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9/18/2003
Great trail!! Beautiful scenery! Lots of indian ruins and pictographs. Must have a backcountry permit as it is in the boundaries ot the national park most of the way. Saw bear tracks...who would have thought! The first couple of miles is grueling if you go in from the south end but the effort is worth it!
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Trail Information

Monticello
Nearby City
22
Distance
Shuttle
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
Year-round
Season
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Nat Geo TOPO! Map (USGS): Druid Arch, South Six-shooter Peak, and Cathedral Butte
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