ElevationAscent: 73' 22 m
Descent: -1,256' -383 m
High: 5,149' 1,569 m
Low: 3,966' 1,209 m
GradeAvg Grade: 12% (7°)
Max Grade: 61% (31°)
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“Steeped in history, this precipitous drop to the river offers an up-close look at the area's geology.”— Matthew Kidd
Running up the Honaker Trail is a classic San Juan River rafting activity, though many groups will turn around at Horn Point after about 1.3 miles, when the trail reaches a rock outcrop almost directly above the starting point below, rather than climb the entire 1200 ft.
From the parking area on the rim above, the descent and climb back out aren't difficult per se, but they do follow steady grades. However, your effort is rewarded constantly by fantastic views and an often-beguiling interaction of light and water.
For a detailed trip report of running the Honaker Trail, read Rich Holtzin's Honaker Trail guide.
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Land Manager: BLM Utah - Monticello Field Office