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44 mi 70 km of trail 3 Recommended Routes

Gems 2 Gems Easy Trails 4 Trails Intermediate Trails 10 Trails Hard Trails 1 Trail

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gem Favorite The far right end of the overlook.

Strike Valley Overlook

(5) Escalante, UT
gem Favorite No Photos

Halls Creek Narrows

(1) Escalante, UT

Recommended Routes in Waterpocket District - 3

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Favorite Panoramic view of the valley below and the Henry Mountains in the distance.
Intermediate/Difficult

Strike Valley Overlook and Upper Muley Twist Canyon

15.8 mi 25.4 km 1,344' Up 409.68 m Up 1,344' Down 409.61 m Down

Escalante, UT
Favorite Waterpocket Fold from the Post Cutoff Trail. with permission from walkaboutwest *No Commercial Use
Intermediate

Lower Muley Twist Canyon Loop

15.4 mi 24.9 km 1,051' Up 320.29 m Up 1,051' Down 320.33 m Down

Escalante, UT
Favorite Halls Creek Overlook.
Intermediate/Difficult

Halls Creek and Narrows Route (Grand Gulch)

23.7 mi 38.2 km 2,455' Up 748.3 m Up 2,456' Down 748.52 m Down

Escalante, UT

Trails in Waterpocket District - 12

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0.5 mi 0.7 km #1Strike Valley Overlook Trail
Intermediate
Loa, UT
Intermediate
Loa, UT
8.0 mi 12.9 km #2Upper Muley Twist Canyon Trail
Difficult
Escalante, UT
Difficult
Escalante, UT
2.5 mi 4.1 km #3Upper Muley Twist Canyon Access Road
Easy
Loa, UT
Easy
Loa, UT
1.2 mi 1.9 km #4Surprise Canyon Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Escalante, UT
Intermediate/Difficult
Escalante, UT
1.9 mi 3.0 km #5Post Cutoff Trail
Difficult
Escalante, UT
Difficult
Escalante, UT
12.8 mi 20.6 km #6Lower Muley Twist Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Escalante, UT
Intermediate
Escalante, UT
7.0 mi 11.2 km #7Sheets Gulch
Intermediate/Difficult
Loa, UT
Intermediate/Difficult
Loa, UT
1.1 mi 1.8 km #8Headquarters Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Escalante, UT
Intermediate
Escalante, UT
1.4 mi 2.3 km #9Red Canyon
Easy/Intermediate
Escalante, UT
Easy/Intermediate
Escalante, UT
1.4 mi 2.2 km #10Red Canyon Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Escalante, UT
Easy/Intermediate
Escalante, UT
4.7 mi 7.5 km #11Halls Creek Drainage
Easy/Intermediate
Escalante, UT
Easy/Intermediate
Escalante, UT
1.3 mi 2.1 km #12Muley Tanks and Hamburger Rocks Spur
Intermediate
Escalante, UT
Intermediate
Escalante, UT

Photos of Waterpocket District - 90

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Burr Trail Road, Capitol Reef
Feb 19, 2016 near Escalante, UT
Post hike to Strike Valley Overlook. Hiking back through the canyon wash access road to the vehicle.
Apr 20, 2016 near Loa, UT
The far right end of the overlook.
Apr 20, 2016 near Loa, UT
Panoramic view of the valley below and the Henry Mountains in the distance.
Apr 20, 2016 near Loa, UT
The view at the top.
Apr 19, 2016 near Loa, UT
Henry Mountains across from the Oyster Shell Reef
Oct 21, 2018 near Escalante, UT
Another Arch on UMT Trail.
Feb 19, 2016 near Escalante, UT
This area has a large rock obstacle that, during a wet season, will have a puddle at the bottom to traverse before the small ascent.
Aug 27, 2018 near Loa, UT