Paradox, Colorado

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  • Moab, Utah

    Climb Wilson Arch

    Wilson Arch is a common stop for people visiting the local national parks and Moab, but with some general climbing knowledge and gear you can make this into a longer outing.  If coming from Moab, the arch is obvious on your left about 25 miles south.  There is ample parking on both sides of the r...
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  • Monticello, Utah

    Explore Looking Glass Arch

    4.0
    Getting there:From Moab, follow Highway 191 south for about 23 miles until you get to Looking Glass Road/Co. Rd. 131. Take a right and follow the road for about 2 miles and then turn left into the parking lot.It is only about 0.10 miles from the parking lot to the arch itself, but there is a ~150...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Camp at Porcupine Rim Campground

    5.0
    Porcupine Rim Campground, just inside the Manti-La Sal National Forest, is a fantastic dispersed campsite (with bathrooms) that overlooks the hills and mesas of Castle Valley some 2000' feet below. Most are familiar with the area due to the famous Porcupine Pine Rim mountain biking trail, but the...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Explore Faux Falls

    1 mi / 200 ft gain
    Faux Falls is located near the Ken's Lake campground off Route 191, 20 minutes south of Moab. When I was there it was during several days of thunderstorms. The waterfall was really gushing. Not sure how much water is running when there hasn't been rain in a while. The falls can be seen from the ...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Camp at Kens Lake Campground

    4.0
    Ken's Lake is an excellent location for peace and quiet. It is operated by the Bureau of Land Management and you can register on site or the reservation system at Recreation.gov. There are three group sites and 30 tent sites so relatively small. Faux Waterfall is within walking distance and a nic...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Hike to Castleton Tower

    5.0
    4 mi / 300 ft gain
    Castleton Tower is a popular destination for rock climbing when in the Moab area. However, if you are not a rock climbing, you can still enjoy the scenery of the tower and the surrounding desert. Located on BLM land, there are several access trails off the La Sal Loop road. You can't miss the tow...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Drive Fins & Things

    5.0
    9.4 mi / 900 ft gain
    Fins & Things is a 9.4 mile classic Moab ATV / 4WD trail rated 5 by the Red Rock Four-Wheelers. It is steep, has great traction, some fantastic slalom cutes and of course, glorious views of the Moab redrock scenery. The one-way trail is broken into three sections and begins at campsite E-6 in...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Power Dam

    3.3
    2.19 mi / 505 ft gain
    This is a great little swimming hole spot in Moab. A lot of locals will call it The Power Dam. It's just a short easy 1.5-mile hike up the canyon to a natural swimming pool where you can swim and hang out. This is a perfect little spot to check out in Moab while visiting the great national parks....
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  • Moab, Utah

    Drive through Scenic Castle Valley

    5.0
    Going west on Highway 128 towards Moab, take a left onto La Sal Loop Road. And you're there! To get back to Highway 128, simply turn back on the same road. You can also take a right onto Porcupine Ranch Road, meeting at La Sal Loop Road again, eventually reaching Highway 128.During this drive, yo...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Camp at Sand Flats Recreation Area in Moab

    3.0
    The rock domes and slickrock around the campsites provide fun for young and old to scramble on, or simply enjoy the sunrise or sunset. Located just outside of the town of Moab Utah is the Sand Flats Recreation Area. The area is managed jointly by the Bureau of Land Management and Grand County Uta...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Ride the Slick Rock Mountain Bike Trail

    5.0
    10.7 mi / 819 ft gain
    The Slick Rock mountain bike trail is a great trail option for all skill levels looking to get a taste of what Moab has to offer. The trail is unique in that it is almost entirely on rock, with only a few patches of sand and mud scattered throughout the 10 mile loop. The trail is easy to follow d...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Camp at Drinks Canyon

    5.0
    Drinks Canyon Camping Area is located just 6 miles up the Colorado River on Hwy 191 from Moab. This BLM managed campsite has 17 sites that are all first-come, first served. Just a short drive from Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Fisher Towers, and the surrounding BLM land, Drinks...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Grandstaff Canyon

    4.3
    4.34 mi / 1335 ft gain
    The Grandstaff Canyon trail is 2.4 miles to Morning Glory Bridge and can take anywhere between 3-5 hours round trip. Grandstaff Canyon is nestled right along the Colorado River in Moab, UT. This easy hike takes you to the 6th longest natural bridge in the United States, Morning Glory Bridge. Brea...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Camping at Granstaff Campground

    5.0
    Granstaff Campground has 17 campsites available, which are first come, first served. The sites are $15 a night per vehicle. The campground is a little limited and doesn't have running water, so bring your filter or head into town and pick up supplies.During the day, you can easily make your way t...
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  • Monticello, Utah

    Camp at the Ledges Camping Area off of Kane Creek Road

    5.0
    The turn off for Kane Creek Rd. is directly before the McDonald's on the right side of the road. A right turn takes you through small residential area and then places you on a dirt road continuing into the canyon. The road narrows a bit, switch backs, and becomes slightly rougher. Follow Kane Cr...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Camp in Hunters Canyon

    5.0
    2 mi
    Moab has become an increasingly popular adventure destination over the last few years. Its proximity to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks make it a popular spot for beginning day hikers as well as seasoned canyoneers, bikers, and climbers. It comes as no surprise that it can be a hassle to fi...
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