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

- Base Layers - Fleece jackets - Insulated Jackets - 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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