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One of the last "Old School" Moab trails where just finding the way is a big challenge.


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Map Key

4.0

Miles

6.4

KM

Point to Point

4,616' 1,407 m

High

4,070' 1,240 m

Low

267' 81 m

Up

721' 220 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Unknown

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Pick a day after recent rain for the best sand conditions and cooler temperatures--there's precious little shade on this trail. Come loaded with extra food and water in case you bonk, get lost, or otherwise have an epic journey. I highly recommend a good map or the Hiking Project mobile app: there are a lot of spur road options.

However, once you reach the trailhead, hike out Behind The Rocks Road, keeping to the main graded road past many spurs. The road has occasional carsonite markers and the spurs are mostly smaller, so you shouldnt have too much trouble staying on route. There are however, three major exceptions: in the first 1/2-mile, and where the road drops into two big cottonwood washes. When in doubt, go left.

You'll encounter graded road, sand, loose rubble, ledges, slickrock and finally singletrack on this trail. The faint one-track segment at the end of the trail can be a tricky to follow as it snakes over slickrock benches and through boulder gardens. Fortunately, the Hunter Canyon Rim is narrow, so its hard to get too lost without rappelling off a cliff. This is a very difficult trail segment, with little engineering and big natural features with gravity working against you.

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Brian Smith

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Beautiful structures typical of this area in Utah
Nov 28, 2016 near Moab, UT
Hunter Canyon Rim right before the really good stuff
Jul 7, 2019 near Moab, UT
Hunter Rim on Behind the Rocks Ultra!
Aug 20, 2015 near Moab, UT
Overview video of this awesome race.
Oct 29, 2015 near Moab, UT
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Feb 24, 2021
Ryan Whiteside
The initial obstacle of avoiding the dry waterfall at the beginning of this trail is a bit overblow. Its not that hard. Just go slow, look carefully.
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