Paradox, Colorado

Top Spots in and near Paradox

  • Monticello, Utah

    Explore Needles Overlook

    About 1.5 hours from Moab on BLM land, Needles Overlook sits on a peninsula of rock 1600 ft. above southern Canyonlands NP. The views from here are just as commanding as Island in the Sky in Canyonlands, but with a lot fewer people due to its isolated location; there's a good chance you'll have ...
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  • Grand County, Utah

    Fiery Furnace Loop

    4.5
    1.53 mi / 328 ft gain
    Arches National Park is an incredible place with a variety of places to explore. One of the great places to explore is the Fiery Furnace. The Fiery Furnace requires a permit, which can be obtained at the Visitor Center after watching a short video. For the most part, they are making sure you are ...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Capture Sunrise at Dead Horse Point SP

    5.0
    Dead Horse Point State Park sits next to Canyonlands National Park with expansive views of the canyons carved by the Colorado River. The park can be accessed year-round and the best views are within feet of the parking lot. To capture the warm light of sunrise on the red rocks, head for the wes...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Hike the West and East Rim Loop at Dead Horse Point

    5.0
    4.98 mi / 928 ft gain
    This is a 5.5 mile loop, if you opt out of the several in/outs to various lookout points, which extend the hike to about 10 miles -- do not opt out! These lookout points get better and better. However, you can skip the only modest part of the trail, where the West and East rims of the trail meet...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Hike the Big Horn Overlook Trail

    4.0
    3.5 mi / 0 ft gain
    As a pet owner, you probably know that bringing your pooch along on your National Park adventures can be a frustrating experience. Most of our Parks do not allow pets on trails, and for several good reasons, but if you bring your dog(s) with you to Moab country, you’ll be happy to know that there...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Mountain Bike the Intrepid Trail System in Dead Horse Point SP

    5.0
    14 mi
    If you're visiting Moab for some mountain biking, this is a great place to start. There's nothing too technical and plenty of route options and points to bail out if you're getting tired. Perhaps more importantly, you don't have to work that hard to find some quality riding and classic Moab views...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Mountain Bike the Moab Brand Trails

    5.0
    10 mi / 200 ft gain
    The Moab Brand Trails are a series of trails about 7 miles north of the Colorado River, north of Moab.  They get their name from four of the major trails that spell out "MOAB."  They include the Bar M, Circle O, Rockin A and Bar B. I was curious how they came to the names and my local bike shop m...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Explore the Willow Springs Dinosaur Tracks

    4.0
    I'm always find dinosaur tracks fascinating. Willow Springs has a few cool tracks not as defined as others but definitely noticeable. There is also an interpretive sign describing the tracks installed by the Bureau of Land Management. To find the tracks, drive north on 191. Over the Colorado Rive...
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  • Grand County, Utah

    Broken Arch and Sand Dune Arch

    5.0
    1.5 mi / 187 ft gain
    Starting at the Sand Dune Trailhead, there is a trail among the brush, which is pretty well marked. Just after starting, you'll see some fins on your right with a sign indicating the Sand Dune Arch. This is a short 0.2mi spur trail that leads to an arch surrounded by tall fins. To keep going, fo...
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  • Grand County, Utah

    Devils Garden Campground

    4.0
    This popular campground houses 50 campsites. Keep in mind that since it's the only campground in Arches, it can be crowded from March through October, so get on it early. This campsite not only provides easy access to landmarks like the delicate arch, but also provides very convenient access to t...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Skyline Arch

    0.48 mi / 62 ft gain
    Starting from the parking you can see the arch. At the start of the trail there is a small sign with information about Skyline Arch. From here the trail is very straightforward and leads you up to the base of the arch. This hike may be short but it still gives you great views over Salt Valley and...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Rock Climb Dragonfly Canyon

    5 mi / 400 ft gain
    This canyon is a bit more advanced as it requires a mandatory swim and most likely a section of wet pot holes to surmount which, if dry, can also pose their own challenge. You will need standard canyoneering gear as well as two 60m ropes for the last rappel. Start by parking on a small pullout on...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Pine Tree Arch

    3.0
    1.03 mi / 56 ft gain
    Pine Tree Arch is one of several gorgeous arches in the Devil's Garden Area of Arches National Park, and is easily done as a quick detour on the way to the popular Landscape Arch. It is accessed from the Devil's Garden Trailhead, itself approximately 18 miles from the park entrance. From the Tra...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Navajo Arch via Devils Garden Trailhead

    4.3
    2.91 mi / 377 ft gain
    In order to get to Navajo Arch, you will have to hike through Devils Garden Trailhead. The hike is relatively easy until you pass Landscape Arch. After that, the trail steadily climbs and you will find yourself scrambling and climbing up slickrock fins. You can stop and admire other well-known ar...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Double O Arch

    4.6
    4.09 mi / 390 ft gain
    Starting at the Devil's Garden Trailhead, this 4.1-mile looped moderate hike features flat sandy paths to narrow sandstone slabs with narrow ledges. The best time to complete this hike is early in the morning. Getting to the Devil's Garden Trailhead at sunrise will almost definitely guarantee you...
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  • Grand County, Utah

    Devils Garden Primitive Loop

    4.9
    5.01 mi / 0 ft gain
    This adventure begins at Devils Garden, which is a hotspot in Arches National Park. Most people take the shorter route to see Landscape Arch and then turn around, but the Primitive Loop, while challenging at times, is completely worth it. Starting from Landscape Arch, the loop will take you to se...
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