Lockhart Canyon

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Location Moab, UT
Rating Moderate,
Length 41.6mi
Time 5hrs

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Overview

Fun side trip to Colorado River departing from Lockhart Basin.

You don’t have to drive the entire Lockhart Basin, Trail #59, to enjoy the fun trip into Lockhart Canyon if you access it from the south end as shown here. Enjoy great camping at Hamburger Rock Campground and in the Indian Creek Area. These are convenient places to camp if you are here to drive Elephant Hill, Trail #66. ATVs and UTVs must stop at the park boundary and walk the last 0.4 mile. These vehicles are not allowed in the park, even if licensed. Everyone has to hike to reach the river’s edge as we did, and that can only be done when the river level is very low. No camping in park.

Rating

Moderate
Trail Ratings Defined

Most of the trail is easy, but moderate conditions are common after heavy rainstorms because there are many washes to cross. Suitable for stock, high-clearance 4x4 SUVs.

Stats

Length

41.6mi

Time

5hrs

High Point

4,913ft

Best Time To Go

March-November

Current Conditions

435-259-2100, 435-259-4711BLM Moab Field Office, 82 E. Dogwood, Needles Visitor Center

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5/14/2019
Submitted by Pete n Sue
…Great ride…Great directions…Gorgeous views!
Couldn’t find the access trail to the river. We did drive a short way beyond the ledge parking [one car filled it] and found additional space.
Young Ranger there just laughed as we headed down the wrong path saying “Yah, you will reach a river there” …and we did find rushing water quite soon, but not what we were looking for.
Then I remembered the directions to “climb up”, so we did and found a path, but that one was overgrown and the “oh, so helpful Ranger” had left.

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