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The first 1/2 is realatively easy

Access is via a one-mile unpaved road to a parking area for 8-15 vehicles. The trail is about 0.6... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ranles76
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Escondido
Good view at the top but getting there..........

Nice short hike with really good views from on top of the rock. However, if you are of advanced age... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
OldOwlFFA
,
Caneyville, KY
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About a mile long this trail will lead you pass some petrogliffs.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Access is via a one-mile unpaved road to a parking area for 8-15 vehicles. The trail is about 0.6 miles RT. The first portion (what we did) is relatively easy, dirt and stone pathway. The first viewing is Cowboy Camp. This semi open cave structure...More

Thank ranles76
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice short hike with really good views from on top of the rock. However, if you are of advanced age or weight, or like myself, both apply be advised on the ladders that have to be climbed. Some of the rungs have seasoned to the...More

Thank OldOwlFFA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hike has two ladders. Not hard, BUT if you have toddlers you need to know. Also, it loops so if you go the reverse way, you’re going down the ladders instead of up. (Which is harder for little kids). You see a lot of...More

Thank ImOnThePath
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Blah,.. super short trail (about .5 miles) and it was pretty easy. You see some interesting petroglyphs and you climb a couple ladders, but i thought the trail was pretty boring and short.

Thank SteveBTang
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

Nice trail, a good part of it under overhangs that may one have been inhabited. Two ladders to climb also lead to the charm of this short one-mile walk.

Thank sycha
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Cave Spring Trail is 0.6 mi/1 km and should take about 45 min. The easy trail leads to a cowboy camp and caves with prehistoric pictographs. It can be accessed by a 1 mi dirt road (Cave Spring Road) off the main park road. The...More

Thank pingaroo
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Reviewed 16 June 2017

Visited Canyonlands for the first time two weeks ago. I love this park. There are all levels of trails to suit your abilities. Cave Spring Trail follows a long, overhanging cliff that shelters an old cowboy line camp. A permanent seep coming from the cave...More

Thank Catherine M
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

This 0.6 mile (1.0k) loop trail, with its trailhead located at the end of the 1.0 mile long (1.6k), unpaved Cave Spring Road which is passable in an ordinary passenger vehicle, is the best of the four short trails in the Needles District. Hiking the...More

3  Thank Steve1362
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Reviewed 6 May 2017

This was easily one of our favorite hikes in Canyonlands. The trail is mostly level and not very long. There is even some shade due to the cave walls/ledges. There are a couple of wooden ladders that you have to climb but that's it. Not...More

1  Thank J W
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

It is one of the shorter hikes in the park, suitable for the whole family. There are some elevation changes. But all in all it is a fun loop.

Thank yyyzzz_utah
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