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Confluence Overlook

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.2 (5)

A rugged trail across open desert leading to magnificent views of the Colorado and Green Rivers.


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5.2

Miles

8.3

KM

Point to Point

5,088' 1,551 m

High

4,830' 1,472 m

Low

603' 184 m

Up

663' 202 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

34%

Max Grade (19°)

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Features River/Creek · Views

Description

The trail begins by crossing several canyons with washes at the bottom. The trail sees large swings in elevation as you climb in and out of the canyons, but soon enough the last canyon is crossed and the trail flattens out. Some of these climbs are steep, and one includes a short ladder. The trail goes by a massive sandstone monument before emptying into the flats of Cyclone Canyon. After crossing a grassland, the trail parallels a 4WD road until being within a half-mile of the overlook. The last half-mile is rocky, and then you are treated with one of the grandest views in southern Utah.

Flora & Fauna

Typical desert prickly pear and short grasses abound. Lizards can be seen sunbathing on the rocks.

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Alex Weech

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 5 votes

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in The Needles

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A mere 1,000 feet away from the river, straight up!
Apr 7, 2016 near Moab, UT
A giant monument along the trail.
Apr 7, 2016 near Moab, UT
View from Confluence Overlook
Mar 29, 2020 near Moab, UT
Confluence of Green River and Colorado River
Mar 29, 2020 near Moab, UT
Junction of Cyclone Canyon Trail and Confluence Overlook Trail
Mar 29, 2020 near Moab, UT
Spring Canyon
Mar 29, 2020 near Moab, UT

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May 28, 2021
Sandy Oaks
Out and back. Very sunny, almost no shade or breeze and temps 90+. Due to < the last 2 miles felt like a death march. 10.2mi
May 2, 2021
Breck Tuttle
Apr 2, 2021
Matthew K
Apr 17, 2019
Tilman Giese
Jul 8, 2018
Rick Procopio
May 23, 2018
Michael Clemente
Jul 3, 2017
Sarah Westmen
Such a good hike but didn't bring enough water
Jun 2, 2017
Mark Woolbright