Green River, UT Trails and Parks

Green River has 49 trails in the vicinity, including 24 for off-highway drives and 16 hiking trails. These trails range from 1.7 to 90 miles in length. The most popular trails are Bell and Little Wild Horse Canyons Loop, Iron Wash and Mexican Mountain to Spring Canyon. Trails.com member Amber B. recently completed Three Fingers Petroglyphs Trail.
  • Black Dragon Canyon

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    Green River, UT

    The San Rafael (pronounced san ra-fel´) Swell is neither a mountain nor a plateau, but a colossal geologic blister on the earth’s skin. The most stunning sight is the San Rafael’s eastern perimeter, ...
    •  14.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The San Rafael (pronounced san ra-fel´) Swell is neither a mountain nor a plateau, but a colossal geologic blister on the ...

  • The Maze Trail

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    Green River, UT

    The Maze District of Canyonlands National Park, separated from the rest of the park by the Green and Colorado Rivers, is one of the most rugged and remote desert areas in the United States. As ...
    •  8.5 hours
    •  13.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The Maze District of Canyonlands National Park, separated from the rest of the park by the Green and Colorado Rivers, is ...

  • The Chocolate Drops Trail

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    Green River, UT

    "What shall we name those four unnamed formations standing erect above this end of The Maze? From our vantage point they are the most striking landmarks.... In a far-fetched way they resemble ...
    •  5 hours
    •  8.8 miles
    •  Guide

    "What shall we name those four unnamed formations standing erect above this end of The Maze? From our vantage point they ...

  • Lower Muddy Creek Gulch

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    Green River, UT

    This hike consists of a stroll down a high-walled gorge, some 800 to 1000 feet deep, formed by Muddy Creek. The creek meanders across the 0.25 mile wide gorge the entire 4-mile length, so you’ll ...
    •  2 to 5 hours
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike consists of a stroll down a high-walled gorge, some 800 to 1000 feet deep, formed by Muddy Creek. The creek meanders ...

  • Mexican Mountain to Spring Canyon

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    Green River, UT

    There is a distinct trail to follow along the wash bottom. After about 0.25 mile the canyon bottom has light seasonal water. The trail occasionally crosses the small stream, but it’s easy to ...
    •  4 to 6 hours
    •  9 miles
    •  Guide

    There is a distinct trail to follow along the wash bottom. After about 0.25 mile the canyon bottom has light seasonal water. ...

  • Iron Wash

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    Green River, UT

    Once you have reached the wash you are on the trail. Follow the wash upcanyon. The lower sections of Iron Wash are less impressive, but as you proceed and approach the point where the canyon ...
    •  5 to 6 hours
    •  9 miles
    •  Guide

    Once you have reached the wash you are on the trail. Follow the wash upcanyon. The lower sections of Iron Wash are less impressive, ...

  • Floy Wash Trail

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    Green River, UT

    The Floy Wash Trail departs Sego Ghost Town Trail at the 4.6-mile mark through sandy soil and thick juniper. The wide, single-lane, 2-rated road is periodically graded. You loop around the head ...
    •  Easy
    •  1.75 hours
    •  23.3 miles
    •  Guide

    The Floy Wash Trail departs Sego Ghost Town Trail at the 4.6-mile mark through sandy soil and thick juniper. The wide, single-lane, ...

  • Sego Ghost Town Trail

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    Green River, UT

    The Sego Ghost Town Trail may be short, but it makes up in beauty and historical interest what it lacks in length. This trail makes an easy side trip along I-70 if you want to take in some local ...
    •  Easy
    •  1.25 hours
    •  15.1 miles
    •  Guide

    The Sego Ghost Town Trail may be short, but it makes up in beauty and historical interest what it lacks in length. This trail ...

  • Book Cliffs Loop

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    Green River, UT

    This is a very long and remote trail with no facilities along it. Whether you complete the loop or take one of its connecting trails, it is highly recommended that you fill up your tank with ...
    •  Easy
    •  4 hours
    •  76.3 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a very long and remote trail with no facilities along it. Whether you complete the loop or take one of its connecting ...

  • Kimball Draw Trail

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    Green River, UT

    This trail loops around in the San Rafael Swell to the south of I-70. It follows the path of two canyons: the gentle Kimball Draw and the narrow, twisting Cat Canyon. The most challenging part ...
    •  Moderate
    •  2 hours
    •  19.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail loops around in the San Rafael Swell to the south of I-70. It follows the path of two canyons: the gentle Kimball ...

  • Reds Canyon Overlook Trail

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    Green River, UT

    This short loop trail includes a spur trail to an overlook high above Reds Canyon to the south. It makes an interesting side trip to Kimball Draw Trail. The trail crosses Link Flats on an ungraded ...
    •  Moderate
    •  45 minutes
    •  4.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This short loop trail includes a spur trail to an overlook high above Reds Canyon to the south. It makes an interesting side ...

  • Copper Globe Mine Trail

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    Green River, UT

    Starting out from I-70, the trail runs through a sandy plateau with an abundance of side tracks and campsites. The yellow or buff-colored sands of Justensen Flats are the same color as the cliffs ...
    •  Moderate
    •  1 hour
    •  6.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Starting out from I-70, the trail runs through a sandy plateau with an abundance of side tracks and campsites. The yellow ...

  • Temple Wash and Mining Camp Trail

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    Green River, UT

    Temple Wash and Mining Camp Trail begins and ends along Temple Mountain Trail in the region known as Sinbad Country, so-called because the area’s rock formations, cliffs, and canyons bear a resemblance ...
    •  Moderate
    •  1.5 hours
    •  9.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Temple Wash and Mining Camp Trail begins and ends along Temple Mountain Trail in the region known as Sinbad Country, so-called ...

  • Reds Canyon Trail

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    Green River, UT

    The Reds Canyon Trail is a loop trail that begins and ends on Temple Mountain Trail. It sets off through sagebrush and rolling grasslands dotted with pinyon and juniper, where layers of deep ...
    •  Moderate
    •  2.5 hours
    •  37.6 miles
    •  Guide

    The Reds Canyon Trail is a loop trail that begins and ends on Temple Mountain Trail. It sets off through sagebrush and rolling ...

  • Rods Valley Trail

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    Green River, UT

    From Swasey’s Cabin Trail, Rods Valley Trail heads south through grassland and sagebrush with some scattered pinyon and juniper. The trail crosses a number of washes and passes through a dense ...
    •  Moderate
    •  30 minutes
    •  5.8 miles
    •  Guide

    From Swasey’s Cabin Trail, Rods Valley Trail heads south through grassland and sagebrush with some scattered pinyon and juniper. ...

  • Swasey's Cabin Trail

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    Green River, UT

    Generally, the road to Swasey’s cabin is fairly easy, passing along rolling grassland dotted with sagebrush, pinyon, and juniper. A high-clearance vehicle is preferred as the road suffers washouts ...
    •  Easy
    •  30 minutes
    •  7.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Generally, the road to Swasey’s cabin is fairly easy, passing along rolling grassland dotted with sagebrush, pinyon, and ...

  • Temple Mountain Trail

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    Green River, UT

    Over the course of the first 14.7 miles, you pass the turnoffs to Swasey’s Cabin Trail, Reds Canyon Trail, and Temple Wash and Mining Camp Trail. Special Attractions: Backbone for many other ...
    •  Easy
    •  1.25 hours
    •  28.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Over the course of the first 14.7 miles, you pass the turnoffs to Swasey’s Cabin Trail, Reds Canyon Trail, and Temple Wash ...

  • Three Fingers Petroglyphs Trail

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    Green River, UT

    The trail to the Three Fingers petroglyphs starts out rather easy and remains so until the more difficult final 2 miles. The first section of road is periodically graded and runs through a number ...
    •  Moderate to Difficult
    •  45 minutes
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    The trail to the Three Fingers petroglyphs starts out rather easy and remains so until the more difficult final 2 miles. ...

  • Black Dragon Pictographs Trail

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    Green River, UT

    The Black Dragon Pictographs Trail is short but interesting and can serve as a quick side trip off of I-70 if you are just passing through. As the trail does not start from a proper exit off ...
    •  Moderate
    •  15 minutes
    •  1.7 miles
    •  Guide

    The Black Dragon Pictographs Trail is short but interesting and can serve as a quick side trip off of I-70 if you are just ...

  • Tidwell Draw Trail

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    Green River, UT

    The area is typical of San Rafael country, with various rock formations, canyons, and rolling grasslands dotted with sage, pinyon, and juniper. Special Attractions: Smith’s cabin; Historic, varied, ...
    •  Moderate
    •  2.5 hours
    •  23.8 miles
    •  Guide

    The area is typical of San Rafael country, with various rock formations, canyons, and rolling grasslands dotted with sage, ...

  • Green River Cutoff

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    Green River, UT

    The trail follows a wide, two-lane maintained country road with a gravel surface. Though a 1-rated trail, in wet weather it can become impassable. The only parts that might pose a problem in ...
    •  Easy
    •  1.5 hours
    •  27.8 miles
    •  Guide

    The trail follows a wide, two-lane maintained country road with a gravel surface. Though a 1-rated trail, in wet weather ...

  • Mexican Bend Trail

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    Green River, UT

    From Buckhorn Wash Trail, the Mexican Bend Trail breaks off to the southeast and follows the Mexican Mountain Road. This spur trail is relatively easy, though a couple of rocky sections and wash ...
    •  Easy
    •  1.25 hours
    •  13.8 miles
    •  Guide

    From Buckhorn Wash Trail, the Mexican Bend Trail breaks off to the southeast and follows the Mexican Mountain Road. This ...

  • Black Dragon Wash Trail

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    Green River, UT

    The Black Dragon Wash Trail is a loop trail off Swasey’s Leap Trail, which connects to Buckhorn Wash Trail. The majority of the trail does not appear on any map as it runs through some very scenic ...
    •  Moderate to Difficult
    •  1 hour
    •  12.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The Black Dragon Wash Trail is a loop trail off Swasey’s Leap Trail, which connects to Buckhorn Wash Trail. The majority ...

  • Swasey's Leap Trail

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    Green River, UT

    As the Swasey’s Leap Trail branches off Buckhorn Wash Trail, the road becomes noticeably less traveled and soon rates a difficulty level of 2. The spur trail crosses flat-topped mesas and grasslands ...
    •  Moderate
    •  1 hour
    •  12.5 miles
    •  Guide

    As the Swasey’s Leap Trail branches off Buckhorn Wash Trail, the road becomes noticeably less traveled and soon rates a difficulty ...

  • Buckhorn Wash Trail

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    Green River, UT

    The Buckhorn Wash Trail begins as a well-maintained, two-lane country road, which leaves I-70 at exit 129, and remains an easy, 1-rated trail throughout; navigation is straightforward. Initially, ...
    •  Easy
    •  2 hours
    •  43 miles
    •  Guide

    The Buckhorn Wash Trail begins as a well-maintained, two-lane country road, which leaves I-70 at exit 129, and remains an ...