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This is a short, yet dramatic trail with amazing views of the Green River.


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3.5

Miles

5.6

KM

Out and Back

4,369' 1,332 m

High

3,974' 1,211 m

Low

447' 136 m

Up

447' 136 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

24%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Wildflowers

Per 36 C.F.R. 2.1 and park regulations: Walking on, climbing, entering, ascending, descending, or traversing an archeological or cultural resource is prohibited and punishable.

Overview

From the trailhead, you can see the old Anasazi ruin that is the highlight of this trail. The ruin is in the center of a large bend in the Green River. The canyons surrounding the river create an enormous amphitheater like effect that is absolutely stunning.

Description

The trail itself is fairly straightforward and is level for about a half-mile, though those with a fear of heights may want to skip this one. The middle part of the trail takes you across some narrow paths with a great deal of exposure on either side. You'll pass through some sections that are only a few feet wide with 3-400 foot drops on either side. This exposure plus some scrambling to get to the mesa with the ruin add some difficulty to the journey.

After that, there is a gradual descent. At about 1.5 miles you'll begin a good descent that leads to the cabin along the river. There is also the option to ascend to the platform with the Anasazi Ruin. Getting to the top takes some climbing through rock.

Contacts

Shared By:

Gerhard Holtzendorf with improvements by Keri Nelson

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  4.4 from 5 votes

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Photos

View from the trail.
Mar 8, 2023 near Moab, UT
View from the trail.
Mar 8, 2023 near Moab, UT
Cabin at the end of the trail.
Mar 8, 2023 near Moab, UT
View from the trail.
Mar 8, 2023 near Moab, UT
Hiking back to the trailhead from the Anasazi Ruin
Apr 19, 2016 near Moab, UT
Ancestral Puebloan Ruin near the end of the trail.
Mar 8, 2023 near Moab, UT

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Mar 7, 2023
Stewart Carnes
The trail is in good shape. The trail was easy to follow. Great views and scenery.
Jun 22, 2019
BK Hope
Hiked to the stone fort and the old cabin from the river. Amazing views from the fort.
Apr 18, 2019
Tim G
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