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Trail

12.5 mile 20.1 kilometer loop
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,614' 492 m
Descent: -1,617' -493 m
High: 4,803' 1,464 m
Low: 3,971' 1,210 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 36% (20°)

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Trail shared by Chris Martinez

A very technical Moab-style trail. You'll see arches, petroglyphs, & other cool features.

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Overview

The terrain is rocky and sandy with short, steep ascents. Some highlights you'll see are arches, petroglyphs, a granary, views of Behind the Rocks Wilderness Study Area, killer singletrack above Hunter Rim Trail and Gatherer Canyon, and a spring.

Description

This 12.4-mile loop has long, rugged sections in Pritchett Canyon and Hunter Canyon Rim Trail. Hunter Canyon Rim Trail has high, exposed singletrack and is above Gatherer Canyon. There are a few rock arches in Pritchett Canyon and a granary up a side drainage just before the Hunter Canyon Rim Trail singletrack.

Most people complete this route clockwise, starting at Pritchett Canyon and end at Gatherer Canyon. The only major turn is at the Pritchett Canyon/Behind the Rocks/Hunter Rim Junction. Turn right at this junction onto the Hunter Canyon Rim Trail.

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Nov 9, 2018
Lissa Wanserski
Liked hunter better. Neat arch at 1/2 way 12.5mi
May 14, 2018
Robert Barton
Went to Hall Bridge and then cross country to Pritchett Arch. This involved much more scrambling than staying on road. Fun to watch 4x4's in canyon. 15mi
Mar 1, 2018
Jonathan Trowbridge
fun trail! did it clockwise starting on the private property. went off trail once due to bad careens but thankfully checked the map before trying t… 12.5mi
May 12, 2017
Alex Weech
Do not recommend when it is over 80°F. Hardly any shade. Also, the fee is $2 per person. 12.5mi
Nov 5, 2016
Dan Broman
Ran as part of the Moab trail half marathon - 2:25:52
Oct 15, 2016
Patrick Hanley
Completed whole trai with add on of Pritchett Arch. Trail was 75% double track with a hike back on the road to the car. Trail descriptio is misleading 13.7mi

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  3.9 from 16 votes

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in Amasa Back

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in Amasa Back

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in Utah

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