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3.5 mile 5.7 kilometer point to point
69% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 2,472' 753 m
Descent: -40' -12 m
High: 8,507' 2,593 m
Low: 6,075' 1,852 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 13% (8°)
Max Grade: 42% (23°)

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Trail shared by Tom Robson

An "improbable" trail with epic views of far-off mountains and nearby canyons.

Tom Robson

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildlife

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Description

From Hammond Canyon (012), continue along the winding trail and navigate the few stream crossings until the trail eventually reaches Posey Canyon Trail (166). Posey Canyon Trail immediately takes you steeply uphill to the northwest.

Described by one of my running partners as "improbable," this trail is very cool. It winds very steeply uphill with awesome views along the way. For its duration, you'll be able to see the Abajo's to the north, the San Juan's to the east, Black Mountain and Ute Peak to the southeast, and the Carrizo Mountains to the south. Not only are the mountain views expansive, you'll have excellent views looking into Posey Canyon.

The trail snakes its way atop a slickrock bench with views down 1500' to the canyon bottom. This trail is pure Bears Ears awesomeness. Once atop Posey Canyon Trail (166), either take your shuttled car back to the starting trailhead, or run the road for ~5 miles.

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