Winter Hikes at Canyonlands
Hiking is one of the best ways to explore a rugged landscape of canyons, mesas, buttes, and arches by the erosion of the Green and Colorado rivers.
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Tips for Winter Hiking in Canyonlands
One of the best Canyonlands winter activities is hiking. Due to how remote Canyonlands is, always be prepared with water, food and proper clothing.
Winter Clothing for Hiking
- Wool Socks
- Insulated Hats
- Winter Gloves
- Waterproof Hiking Boots
Mesa Arch Hike in the Winter
One of the most iconic landmarks in Canyonlands, this short beginner hike will take you about thirty minutes and leads to the spectacular cliff-edge Mesa Arch.
Grand View Point Winter Hike
You can hike a short distance (1.8 miles) from the southern tip of the Island in the Sky for one of Utah’s most spectacular views.
White Rim Overlook Winter Hike
Near the south end of the Canyonlands Island in the Sky district sits the White Rim Overlook. This trail takes about an hour and a half and is best late afternoon.
Murphy Point Winter Hike
Murphy Point provides excellent wide views off the western end of Island in the Sky. Downhill most of the way, this hike leads you past a historic corral on the mesa top.
Upheaval Dome Winter Hike
The total trail is 1.7 miles but it’s a short, steep, under a mile hike to the first overlook; the second overlook adds a mile.
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