Tusher Canyon Rim

Total Miles
9.9

Elevation

1603.25 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

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Trail Overview

This is a dead-end 20-mile trail round-trip along the rim of the majestic Tusher Canyon. In places the trail is rutted and there is evidence of erosion. You cross some slick rocks, and there are some off-camber areas close to the rim's edge. The canyon falls away below several hundred feet, so if you're afraid of heights, this may not be a good trail for you. There are lots of places to stop and take photos. On the west end of this trail, you overlook the Green River and the valley of agricultural land north of Green River, Utah. At the west end of our track, there is a narrow trail that continues for a bit further along the rim of the canyon, but beyond where we stopped, only 50" or less will fit. Our SXS is 75", and we had no problem to the end of our track.

Difficulty

This is primarily a dirt trail, but there are some areas of slick rock. There are areas of erosion and ruts from previous rains. If it has rained recently, the trail may have some water crossings. There are off-camber areas, and in some places, they're close to the rim's edge. The canyon is several hundred feet below the rim, so if you're afraid of heights, this may not be the best trail for you. Some rocks, some rocky inclines and declines, but overall, not too difficult.

Technical Rating

3

Access Description

From Green River, UT, take Hastings Street (Road 154) North to the Tusher Canyon Trail. Go east on the Tusher Canyon Trail, through the canyon, and to this trailhead, which runs back to the west along the rim of the canyon. You can stage in Green River, but Road 154 is paved, so staging at the Tusher Canyon Trail is an alternate.