Blanding, UT Trails and Parks

Blanding has 59 trails in the vicinity, including 48 hiking trails and 10 for backpacking. These trails range from 1 to 133 miles in length. The most popular trails are Dark Canyon Trail, Dark Canyon and Arch Canyon. Trails.com member Terri P. recently completed Moqui Canyon.
  • Natural Bridges National Monument - Sipapu Bridge to Kachina Bridge

    2 Reviews

    Blanding, UT

    The natural bridges of White Canyon were known by the Navajo and Paiute long before European settlers came to Utah. The Anasazi lived among the bridges in White Canyon, and hikers today visit ...
    •  3 to 4 hours
    •  5.0 miles
    •  Guide

    The natural bridges of White Canyon were known by the Navajo and Paiute long before European settlers came to Utah. The Anasazi ...

  • Natural Bridges National Monument - Owachomo Bridge to Kachina Bridge

    2 Reviews

    Blanding, UT

    Natural Bridges National Monument is a justifiably popular destination, located on the edge of remote Cedar Mesa in southeast Utah. A scenic drive on Bridge View Drive leads past dramatic vista ...
    •  3 to 4 hours
    •  5.9 miles
    •  Guide

    Natural Bridges National Monument is a justifiably popular destination, located on the edge of remote Cedar Mesa in southeast ...

  • Horse Pasture Trail to Scorup Cabin

    2 Reviews

    Blanding, UT

    If you have only one day for a hike in the upper Dark Canyon area, the Horse Pasture Trail should be at the top of your list. This trail is the most scenic and popular of all the upper Dark Canyon ...
    •  4 hours
    •  8.0 miles
    •  Guide

    If you have only one day for a hike in the upper Dark Canyon area, the Horse Pasture Trail should be at the top of your list. ...

  • Mule Canyon Trail

    2 Reviews

    Blanding, UT

    This hike could easily be done in one day instead of two, but there is so much to see you will want to take your time and make many stops along the way. The main attractions are the Anasazi Indian ...
    •  5.5 hours
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike could easily be done in one day instead of two, but there is so much to see you will want to take your time and ...

  • Mule Canyon

    2 Reviews

    Blanding, UT

    The trail is sandy but well worn and easy to follow, with few obstacles, making it passable even to novice hikers. You will see several well-preserved Anasazi ruins, most of them grain-storage ...
    •  3.5 to 4 hours
    •  6.0 miles
    •  Guide

    The trail is sandy but well worn and easy to follow, with few obstacles, making it passable even to novice hikers. You will ...

  • Woodenshoe Trailhead to Dark Canyon

    1 Reviews

    Blanding, UT

    Woodenshoe Canyon, Dark Canyon’s longest tributary, stretches more than 15 miles from its headwaters draw high on South Elk Ridge to its mouth deep in the wild middle reaches of Dark Canyon. ...
    •  3 to 4 days
    •  29.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Woodenshoe Canyon, Dark Canyon’s longest tributary, stretches more than 15 miles from its headwaters draw high on South Elk ...

  • Big Notch to Scorup Cabin

    1 Reviews

    Blanding, UT

    This very scenic hike traces Dark Canyon from its Elk Ridge headwaters to historic Scorup Cabin, a well-preserved summer cowboy camp that dates back to 1930. The trip blends montane forests and ...
    •  5 hours
    •  9.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This very scenic hike traces Dark Canyon from its Elk Ridge headwaters to historic Scorup Cabin, a well-preserved summer ...

  • Trail Canyon to Dark Canyon

    1 Reviews

    Blanding, UT

    The hike down open, southwest-trending Trail Canyon affords 2-hour access into the wild middle reaches of Dark Canyon via a scenic, seldom-used, and rigorous trail. Due to its southern exposure, ...
    •  4 to 4.5 hours
    •  8.2 miles
    •  Guide

    The hike down open, southwest-trending Trail Canyon affords 2-hour access into the wild middle reaches of Dark Canyon via ...

  • Grand Gulch

    1 Reviews

    Blanding, UT

    The trail soon passes the Perfect Kiva Ruin, and then Jailhouse Ruin at about 4.75 miles. Both Anasazi ruins are in great condition and can be found on the right hand side of the trail. Notice ...
    •  3 days
    •  23 miles
    •  Guide

    The trail soon passes the Perfect Kiva Ruin, and then Jailhouse Ruin at about 4.75 miles. Both Anasazi ruins are in great ...

  • Arch Canyon

    1 Reviews

    Blanding, UT

    A little-known box canyon on Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service land suitable for a long day hike or two- to four-day backpacking trip, using the extra time to explore the numerous ...
    •  One to four days
    •  18 miles
    •  Guide

    A little-known box canyon on Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service land suitable for a long day hike or two- to four-day ...

  • Slickhorn Canyon, Access #6, Trail Canyon

    1 Reviews

    Blanding, UT

    Slickhorn Canyon’s Access 6 follows a prominent tributary locally known as Trail Canyon. Don’t be deceived by the canyon’s name, however, since only two short segments of constructed trail exist ...
    •  4 to 5 hours
    •  6.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Slickhorn Canyon’s Access 6 follows a prominent tributary locally known as Trail Canyon. Don’t be deceived by the canyon’s ...

  • North Fork Mule Canyon

    1 Reviews

    Blanding, UT

    Much like the main fork of Mule Canyon, North Fork blends conifer forest and pinyon-juniper woodland with bold slickrock cliffs providing easy access to a number of fine Anasazi ruins. This fork ...
    •  2 to 2.5 hours
    •  5.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Much like the main fork of Mule Canyon, North Fork blends conifer forest and pinyon-juniper woodland with bold slickrock ...

  • Woodenshoe - Peavine Loop

    1 Reviews

    Blanding, UT

    This ambitious loop is perhaps the finest and most rewarding backpacking trip in Dark Canyon. The trip surveys the spectrum of upper Dark Canyon landscapes, from cool conifer-clad plateaus to ...
    •  4 to 5 days
    •  40.3 miles
    •  Guide

    This ambitious loop is perhaps the finest and most rewarding backpacking trip in Dark Canyon. The trip surveys the spectrum ...

  • Fish and Owl Creeks

    1 Reviews

    Blanding, UT

    Springs in the canyon provide water for several beaver dams in the upper reaches of Fish Creek. Also, the observant hiker will find many pristine ruins high on the canyon walls. Binoculars enhance ...
    •  2 to 3 days
    •  17 miles
    •  Guide

    Springs in the canyon provide water for several beaver dams in the upper reaches of Fish Creek. Also, the observant hiker ...

  • Bridges Loop

    1 Reviews

    Blanding, UT

    An enjoyable day hike to three huge natural sandstone bridges, involving easy walking and no unusual hazards. You'll also see Ancestral Puebloan ruins, pictographs and petroglyphs, a wide range ...
    •  One day
    •  8.6 miles
    •  Guide

    An enjoyable day hike to three huge natural sandstone bridges, involving easy walking and no unusual hazards. You'll also ...

  • Natural Bridges National Monument

    1 Reviews

    Blanding, UT

    What’s a road ride doing in a mountain bike guide, you ask? Well, once laying eyes on it, no cyclist in his or her right mind could resist this smooth, narrow ribbon of blacktop weaving above ...
    •  9 miles
    •  Guide

    What’s a road ride doing in a mountain bike guide, you ask? Well, once laying eyes on it, no cyclist in his or her right ...

  • Bicentennial Scenic Byway: Hanksville to Blanding

    1 Reviews

    Blanding, UT

    A 133-mile high-desert drive across some of the state’s most rugged canyon country. Completed in 1976, Utah’s Bicentennial Highway runs 133 miles from Hanksville to Blanding. South of Hanksville ...
    •  133 miles
    •  Guide

    A 133-mile high-desert drive across some of the state’s most rugged canyon country. Completed in 1976, Utah’s Bicentennial ...

  • Government Trail to Grand Gulch

    0 Reviews

    Blanding, UT

    Constructed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in the 1970s, the Government Trail is the second shortest and easiest access into Grand Gulch. The way follows a long-closed road over the shrubdotted ...
    •  3 hours
    •  6.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Constructed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in the 1970s, the Government Trail is the second shortest and easiest ...

  • Road Canyon Trail

    0 Reviews

    Blanding, UT

    Utah’s Anasazi sites are scattered over a wide area that extends all the way from Green River to the Arizona border, but the very best place to see them is on the Grand Gulch Plateau. Here the ...
    •  6.75 hours
    •  11.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Utah’s Anasazi sites are scattered over a wide area that extends all the way from Green River to the Arizona border, but ...

  • Natural Bridges Loop Trail

    0 Reviews

    Blanding, UT

    The highlights of this hike are the three enormous natural bridges for which Natural Bridges National Monument was named: Sipapu, Kachina, and Owachomo Bridge. The canyon-bottom trail passes ...
    •  5 hours
    •  8.6 miles
    •  Guide

    The highlights of this hike are the three enormous natural bridges for which Natural Bridges National Monument was named: ...

  • Dark Canyon Trail

    0 Reviews

    Blanding, UT

    One can hardly visit this remarkable canyon without wondering about the dozens of other similar tributaries of Glen Canyon that were flooded by Lake Powell in 1964. Dark Canyon is more than 200 ...
    •  10 hours
    •  16 miles
    •  Guide

    One can hardly visit this remarkable canyon without wondering about the dozens of other similar tributaries of Glen Canyon ...

  • Sipapu Bridge to Kachina Bridge

    0 Reviews

    Blanding, UT

    The natural bridges of White Canyon were known by the Navajo and Paiute long before European settlers came to Utah. The Anasazi lived among the bridges in White Canyon, and hikers today visit ...
    •  4
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    The natural bridges of White Canyon were known by the Navajo and Paiute long before European settlers came to Utah. The Anasazi ...

  • North Fork Mule Canyon

    0 Reviews

    Blanding, UT

    Much like the main fork of Mule Canyon, the North Fork blends conifer forest and pinyon-juniper woodland with bold slickrock cliffs, providing easy access to a number of fine Anasazi ruins. This ...
    •  2.5
    •  5.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Much like the main fork of Mule Canyon, the North Fork blends conifer forest and pinyon-juniper woodland with bold slickrock ...

  • Mule Canyon

    0 Reviews

    Blanding, UT

    This pleasant, easy day hike follows the course of upper Mule Canyon, one of the most accessible canyons in the Cedar Mesa region. Great bulging cliffs of Cedar Mesa sandstone embrace the canyon, ...
    •  4
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    This pleasant, easy day hike follows the course of upper Mule Canyon, one of the most accessible canyons in the Cedar Mesa ...

  • Comb Wash Drive

    0 Reviews

    Blanding, UT

    The wash courses along the base of a spectacular northsouth ridge with 800-foot-high cliffs bursting from the Earth’s crust. In this area, where evidence abounds of the Ancestral Puebloan (sometimes ...
    •  Easy
    •  1 hour
    •  18.6 miles
    •  Guide

    The wash courses along the base of a spectacular northsouth ridge with 800-foot-high cliffs bursting from the Earth’s crust. ...

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