Upper Muley Twist Canyon Road

Total Miles
2.8

Elevation

1,789.71 ft

Duration

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Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Twisty dirt and rock road accessing a trailhead for the Upper Muley Canyon trail, which takes you on a nine-mile hike deeper into Capitol Reef National Park. Passenger cars reach the 2wd trailhead .03 miles after turning off Burr Trail Road. High clearance 4wd vehicles can drive 2.9 miles into the upper trailhead. Along the road, Trinity Double Arch and Cheerios Double Arch can be seen. The roadbed can be impacted by rains or flash floods. Do not enter the canyon during rain events. Additional information on this road and its hikes are on the Capitol Reef website here: https://www.nps.gov/care/planyourvisit/upper-muley-twist-canyon.htm

Photos of Upper Muley Twist Canyon Road

Upper Muley Twist Canyon Road
Upper Muley Twist Canyon Road
Upper Muley Twist Canyon Road

Difficulty

moderate dirt road during dry conditions

Technical Rating

4

Status Reports

Steve Mcd
Mar 23, 2024
4x4
Open
Normal
Justin Wright
Mar 09, 2024
4x4
Open
Normal
Dusty
Easy going, just be cautious for a few narrow spots where the rocks can pinch a sidewall. Only one steep grade. No large ledges or sharp rocks, not too dusty. Very nice mild off road drive.

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