John's Canyon

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John's Canyon Trail is a spectacular road that lies along the belt-line between the 1000 foot cliffs of Cedar Mesa to the north and the San Juan River 1000 feet below in Grand Gulch to the south. Anasazi petroglyphs are abundant in the area so keep a sharp eye out. Access to the trail is easy to fin... Read More
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Highlights of John's Canyon

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Highest Elevation
5405 ft
Shape of Trail
Out & Back
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
West
Official Trail Name
244
Nearest Town
Mexican Hat
Nearest Services
Mexican Hat
Management Agency
Bureau of Land Management
District
Monticello Field Office

Overview

John's Canyon Trail is a spectacular road that lies along the belt-line between the 1000 foot cliffs of Cedar Mesa to the north and the San Juan River 1000 feet below in Grand Gulch to the south. Anasazi petroglyphs are abundant in the area so keep a sharp eye out. Access to the trail is easy to find along UT 316 W and is in close proximity to Utah's spectacular Goosenecks State Park.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

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13 Waypoints
41 Trail Photos
1 Trail Concerns
8 Community Reviews
1 Video
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