Paradox, Colorado

Top Spots in and near Paradox

  • Moab, Utah

    Hike to Murphy Point

    4.3
    3.4 mi / 320 ft gain
    Murphy Point, found in the Island In The Sky district of Canyonlands NP, takes hikers on a mesa that ends at an overlook with sweeping vistas over Murphy Basin, the White Rim, and Green River. If you're looking to get away from the tourists, then head to this quiet and often overlooked trail.The ...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Night Photography at Mesa Arch

    5.0
    From the parking lot, the hike is a .6 mile loop (20-30 min hike round trip). It took 10 minutes to get to the Arch. I arrived at 2am and hiked to the Arch to get some Milky Way shots, definitely arrive earlier to shoot the stars. I explored around when I got to the Arch and came up with a bunch ...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Mesa Arch

    4.5
    0.74 mi / 164 ft gain
    This is an easy 0.6 mile loop. The hike takes you out to Mesa Arch, which is one of the most famous structures of Canyonlands National Park. If you're out with your camera, you can get amazing shots of the arch with the rugged canyon as your backdrop. Some of the best photos of the arch are at s...
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  • Lone Mesa Group Gampground Road, Utah

    Camp at Lone Mesa Campground

    Lone Mesa Campground off Utah Highway 313, 8 miles from Highway 191, and 20 miles from Moab serves as an excellent basecamp for accessing the fantastic Navajo Rocks mountain bike trail system, Dead Horse State Park, and Canyonlands National Park. In fact, the Big Mesa trail goes right through the...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Hike to the Klondike Bluff Dinosaur Track

    3.0
    3 mi
    I think these tracks are the best in Moab. Take route 191 north out of Moab for about 13 miles (mile post 142). Klondike Bluff road is on the right. If you pass the airport, you went too far. This road is easily accessed with two wheel drive cars. The parking area is at the end where you will see...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Hike the Aztec Butte Trail

    4.5
    2 mi / 500 ft gain
    The Aztec Butte Trail is a two pronged out and back trail for a total of two miles. The trail is single track and easy to follow. After a third of a mile the trail splits. To the left, a trail takes you to the top of a small mesa. There is an informative sign marking the way. On the other side of...
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  • Monticello, Utah

    Backpack Salt Creek

    33 mi / 1000 ft gain
    The Needles District of Canyonlands receives 6 times as many backpackers as its more popular neighbor across the Colorado River, Island in the Sky. The Needles has an excellent trail network that is incredibly diverse, featuring amazing rock features as well as grassy meadows and savannahs.  Whil...
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  • Monticello, Utah

    Hike Chesler Park and Joint Trails, Canyonlands NP

    4.7
    10 mi / 1755 ft gain
    This world class hiking route circumnavigates Chesler Park by way of open meadows, slots, subterranean alcoves, stairways and slick rock.Begin at the Elephant Hill Trailhead and head south following signage for the Joint Trail / Chesler Park along the way. Once you arrive at Chesler Park turn lef...
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  • Monticello, Utah

    Hiking Druid Arch

    5.0
    10.28 mi / 1594 ft gain
    Important Note: Druid Arch is located on the eastern side of Canyonlands National Park in the Needles District. It is not located at the main entrance to the park. Stop by the Needles Visitor Center and pick up a map. Your starting point, Elephant Hill Trailhead is then located 6.3 miles west of ...
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