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Murphy Point Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 4.3 (11)

A short run to a great overlook with stunning views of the White Rim.


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1.7

Miles

2.8

KM

100%

Runnable

6,254' 1,906 m

High

6,105' 1,861 m

Low

7' 2 m

Up

156' 48 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

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Description

This trail has minimal elevation change and leads you to the tip of Murphy Point with stunning views across Canyonlands National Park. The obvious trail is a straight line for most of the way with sand occasionally making the running a bit difficult. Murphy Hogback Trail branches off to the left at about half a mile. Continue straight. The first overlook is at 1.6 miles towards the north with Soda Spring Basin and Candlestick Tower. Continue further and you'll be treated to views of Murphy Basin and even the Green River. The trail is no distinctive end, so feel free to explore Murphy Point.

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Tilman Giese

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  4.3 from 11 votes

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  4.3 from 11 votes
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Canyonlands National Park, Utah
Feb 19, 2016 near Moab, UT
Canyonlands National Park, Utah
Feb 19, 2016 near Moab, UT
Soda Springs Basin and Candlestick Tower
Mar 22, 2020 near Moab, UT
View from Murphy Point with the Green River in the far
Mar 22, 2020 near Moab, UT
A glimpse of the snow covered Henry Mountains from Murphy Point Trail
Mar 22, 2020 near Moab, UT
Wahoo!
Feb 22, 2016 near Moab, UT

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Jan 19, 2020
Veronica Gerhard
Oct 17, 2017
Gabriel Erso
Did it as an out and back. Really fun mixed sand/gravel/slickrock and great views at the canyon edge.