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Hidden Valley Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

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3.3 mile 5.3 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 739' 225 m
Descent: -427' -130 m
High: 5,267' 1,605 m
Low: 4,594' 1,400 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 44% (24°)

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Trail shared by Amy White

A steep climb up to a hidden valley with towering red cliffs on either side.

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The trail starts with a steep climb up to the mouth of the valley. There are numerous large step-ups with loose rocks, sand, and switchbacks making it difficult to hike. After approximately three-quarters of a mile, you reach the top of the climb and enter the valley. The trail from here to the end of the valley is hard-packed dirt with gradual inclines and very few rocks or obstacles, and some short sections of sand.

At 1.6 miles, you reach the top of the valley, and the trail starts to descend toward the Colorado River. The scenery changes from tall red cliffs to rolling, yellow sand dune rock formations. Here the trail is more difficult to follow so keep your eyes out for cairns—small piles of stacked rocks that mark the trail. The trail crosses variable terrain including slickrock, loose rock, and doubletrack roads with small sections of sand. The trail ends where it meets the Moab Rim Trail at mile 3.3. You can retrace your steps to the trailhead or arrange a shuttle and continue down the Moab Rim Trail to Kane Creek Road.

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Nov 3, 2019
Amanda Waltz-Mook
Jun 2, 2019
Brandon Snacks
Mar 22, 2019
Atsuko OhtAke
overcast cool day. Hiking with Rocky my daughter's 5 month old tiny puppy.
Oct 28, 2018
Paul DeLong
Jan 1, 2018
Ronald Conlin

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  4.3 from 8 votes

#5688

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  4.3 from 8 votes
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View from the top of the climb
Nov 3, 2017 near Moab, UT
View looking back down the valley, La Sal mountains in the background.
Nov 3, 2017 near Moab, UT
View from top of the pass
Nov 3, 2017 near Moab, UT
Hidden Valley. Please use existing trails and avoid creating new tracks by trampling vegetation and fragile biological soil crusts.
Nov 3, 2017 near Moab, UT

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