Kane Creek Canyon

Total Miles


1564.59 ft


4 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This trail is constantly being eroded, but is repaired often enough to keep it open. It is a canyon trail that goes from wide to narrow and eventually drops into Kane Creek. The canyon is hard to navigate at times, so you want to keep a sharp eye on the markers guiding you through the route. ATVs and UTVs can handle this trail as long as the water isn't too high.


Very difficult. Even when the creek is low, you can encounter water 4 ft. deep in places. You have to squeeze through very tight brush in spots. There is a good chance you'll get stuck in mud at some point, so go with a group that is winch-equipped. Plenty of big boulder fields including steep Hamburger Hill starting up the high ledge road. Our 2-door modified Rubicon, with 35-inch tires, got through okay, but just barely.

Technical Rating


Access Description

From Hwy.191 on south side of Moab at McDonald's, head west on Kane Creek Road. Bear left at the first fork and continue south along river. After the pavement ends, continue south another 6.6 miles on a wide, maintained road. The well-marked trail is on the left.