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The Best Backpacking in Grand County

Looking for the best backpacking in Grand County? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Grand County. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top backpacking spots in and near Grand County

  • Moab, Utah

    Corona and Bowtie Arch Trail

    2.38 mi / 505 ft gain
    Corona and Bowtie Arch Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Moab, Utah.
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  • Fruita, Colorado

    Backpack in the Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness

    4.2 mi / 1000 ft gain
    If you're looking to backpack outside of the highly publicized areas of Colorado (aka the Rockies), head out to Western CO for some amazing experiences. Located 4 hours west of Denver along I-70 is the McInnis Canyon National Conservation Area (NCA). Overseen by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Backpack the Lathrop Canyon Trail in Canyonlands

    18 mi / 2130 ft gain
    Access to this trailhead is a few miles south of the Islands in the Sky Visitor Center in Canyonlands National Park. An easy drive from Moab or Interstate 70. Remember to get permits and check in with the rangers if camping. If just doing a day hike then no permits are needed. REMINDER: There is ...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Upheaval Canyon Trail

    7.12 mi / 594 ft gain
    Upheaval Canyon Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Moab, Utah.
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  • Moab, Utah

    Hike The Syncline Trail in Canyonlands NP

    5.0
    8.3 mi / 1507 ft gain
    Be advised, the NPS signs and maps that warn of a very difficult hike ahead are not hyperbole, as I thought at first. This hike is a loop around the famous Upheaval Dome on an unmaintained trail that leads you down over 1500 feet into the canyon, close to the Green River, then climbs back up 1500...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Murphy Wash Trail

    8.51 mi / 1647 ft gain
    Murphy Wash Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Moab, Utah.
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  • Moab, Utah

    Murphy Loop Trail

    10.05 mi / 1827 ft gain
    Murphy Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Moab, Utah.
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  • Green River, Utah

    Canyoneering the San Rafael Swell

    4.0
    The San Rafael Swell, is the home of many adventures! One of those adventures being canyoneering. There are many slot canyons of various skill levels that have been explored and descended. There are many other canyons that still have yet to be explored by man kind. The Swell is large and ungo...
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  • Green River, Utah

    San Rafael River Trail

    16.95 mi / 3547 ft gain
    San Rafael River Trail is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Green River, Utah.
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