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Confluence Overlook

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

5.2 mile 8.3 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 603' 184 m
Descent: -663' -202 m
High: 5,088' 1,551 m
Low: 4,830' 1,472 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 34% (19°)

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Trail shared by Alex Weech

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

Alex Weech

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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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
May 6, 2017
Pedro Booger
Nov 9, 2016
Erin Taylor

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 4 votes

#10

in The Needles

#7152

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in The Needles

#313

in Utah

#7,152

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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
On the trail to Confluence Point. with permission from BoulderTraveler
May 11, 2016 near Moab, UT
Green and Colorado River Confluence
Dec 8, 2017 near Moab, UT

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