Purple Hills Road

Total Miles
3.3

Elevation

1,878.08 ft

Duration

1 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

Purple Hills Road is a 6.6-mile out-and-back trail rated 3 of 10 located in Garfield County, Utah. The Purple Hills Road is a side trail off the Moody Hills Road which leads to the center of the named area "Purple Hills." The Purple Hills are a remote area within the Glen Canyon National Recreational Area. As the name says, it is a colorful district. This is one of the most remote areas within Glen Canyon NRA; there is only one way in and one way out. A hike to the top of any of these ridges will offer a unique view that most will never enjoy. Do not expect to have cell phone service in this area. The closest town is Boulder, which has some lodging and restaurants, but for more amenities and supplies, head to Escalante to the west, Torrey to the north, or Ticaboo to the east.

Photos of Purple Hills Road

Purple Hills Road
Purple Hills Road
Purple Hills Road

Difficulty

The trail consists of loose rocks, dirt, and sand with some slick rock surfaces and mud holes possible. No steps are higher than 12 inches. 4WD may be required, and aggressive tires are a plus.

Technical Rating

3

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