Colorado River Overlook

Total Miles
7.3

Elevation

1,498.64 ft

Duration

2 Hours

Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

As the name suggests, this trail will lead you to an amazing view of the Colorado River in the canyon far below. Its easily accessible, and is popular with hikers. If water is flowing in Salt Creek, stretch your legs with a short hike to Lower Jump to check out a beautiful waterfall. ATVS and UTVs are not allowed.

Photos of Colorado River Overlook

Colorado River Overlook
Colorado River Overlook
Colorado River Overlook

Difficulty

Moderate. Mostly easy, but with a few rocky ledges here and there to add some challenge. The hardest spots have been improved with rock stacking and small patches of permanent blacktop. Trail is suitable for stock, high-clearance, 4x4 SUVs.

Technical Rating

4

Status Reports

Richard Michaelson
Apr 12, 2024
4x4
Open
Dusty
Rough/Deteriorated
Washboard
Eric H
Apr 11, 2024
2023 Toyota 4Runner
Open
Normal
Cooper Pooper
Apr 08, 2024
4x4
Open
Bumpy but not too technical. Only one obstacle that a stock rig or beginning driver will want to walk first. Low range needed more for smoothness than for traction.

Access Description

From Moab, drive south on Highway 191 about 40 miles and turn right on Highway 211. Continue west 34.3 miles to entry station of Canyonlands National Park. Pay fee and continue another 0.3 mile to visitor center on right. Start of trail is at back of parking lot.

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