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The Best Backpacking in Wayne County

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Top backpacking spots in and near Wayne County

  • Emery County, Utah

    Crack Canyon via Behind the Reef Road

    14.68 mi / 2290 ft gain
    Crack Canyon via Behind the Reef Road is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Hanksville, Utah.
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  • Torrey, Utah

    Lower Spring Canyon Trail

    10.41 mi / 2431 ft gain
    Lower Spring Canyon Trail is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Torrey, Utah.
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  • Garfield County, Utah

    Hike in the Upper Muley Twist Canyon

    4.5
    10 mi / 750 ft gain
    This hike is by far my favorite trail I've been on. To begin, you access Upper Muley Twist Canyon Road from the top of the Burr Trail Road switchbacks. Regular vehicles can be driven a little less than half a mile to the trailhead (adding about 3 miles to get to the trailhead, about 6 miles round...
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  • Torrey, Utah

    Lower Muley Twist Canyon and Grand Gulch Loop

    14.91 mi / 3606 ft gain
    Lower Muley Twist Canyon and Grand Gulch Loop is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Boulder, Utah.
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  • Boulder, Utah

    Camp and Fish Deer Creek Lake

    2.7 mi / 702 ft gain
    There is something magical about Deer Creek Lake. The views are amazing, the hike is revitalizing, and the mountain air speaks to your soul. Stars seem to shine brighter here than any other trip you will go on. Out here, it is you and the wild. You will be able to see fish colored with bright cut...
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  • Garfield County, Utah

    Little Death Hollow and Wolverine Canyon Loop

    29.18 mi / 4724 ft gain
    Little Death Hollow and Wolverine Canyon Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Boulder, Utah.
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  • Garfield County, Utah

    Halls Creek Canyon Trail

    23.14 mi / 3343 ft gain
    Halls Creek Canyon Trail is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Hanksville, Utah.
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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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  • Boulder, Utah

    Boulder Mail Trail

    15.59 mi / 2303 ft gain
    Boulder Mail Trail is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Escalante, Utah.
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  • Boulder, Utah

    Backpack Death Hollow in Grand Staircase-Escalante

    22 mi / 1600 ft gain
    The most popular route into Death Hollow is from the Boulder airstrip near the town of Boulder, Utah.  The trailhead for the Boulder Mail Trail begins, or ends here depending on which way you are hiking.  Leave a car at the Highway 12 bridge over the Escalante River for the thru hike, or get luck...
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  • Boulder, Utah

    Death Hollow and Escalante River

    34.28 mi / 7802 ft gain
    Death Hollow and Escalante River is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Boulder, 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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  • 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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