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Upper Muley Twist Canyon Access Road

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An easy doubletrack leading to a slot canyon or stunning overlook.


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Map Key

2.5

Miles

4.1

KM

Point to Point

5,868' 1,789 m

High

5,727' 1,746 m

Low

205' 62 m

Up

70' 21 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Unknown

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Family Friendly Though an out-and-back journey would be just over 5 miles, the track is wide and very gradual with opportunities for amazing views. A terrific family day trip option.

Description

From the low-clearance/2wd parking area, the Upper Muley Twist Access Road heads north. In less than two miles, the majestic Saddle Arch appears on the left. Ever narrowing, this canyon continues to get more interesting the further you get, and it eventually reaches the high-clearance/4wd parking area.

From this spot, you have the option of heading east to Strike Valley Overlook, or continuing north on Upper Muley Twist Trail as it becomes a beautiful slot canyon.

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Sarah Baker

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  4.0 from 6 votes

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#380

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#10,141

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Post hike to Strike Valley Overlook. Hiking back through the canyon wash access road to the vehicle.
Apr 20, 2016 near Loa, UT
Views in the canyon wash of upper muley twist access road. 4WD/AWD higher clearance vehicles only.
Apr 20, 2016 near Loa, UT
At the trailhead/parking area for Strike Valley Overlook.
Apr 18, 2016 near Loa, UT
This is one of the few arches on the East side of the canyon. The arch can be seen from the Burr trail road as well.
Nov 10, 2020 near Escalante, UT
Views in the canyon wash of upper muley twist access road. 4WD/AWD higher clearance vehicles only.
Apr 20, 2016 near Loa, UT
A porthole into the geologic world.
Apr 28, 2016 near Loa, UT

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May 26, 2018
Ich Mensch
Apr 11, 2018
Tilman Giese
Apr 17, 2016
Matt Callahan
Able to drive most of this access road with my rental SUV but stopped 2 miles in to play it safe. There was an area in the wash I could not to pass. 2mi