Lavender Canyon

5/5 (2 reviews)
Far back in Canyonlands, the twisting sandstone cliffs hide ancient wonders above this scenic 4x4 trail. Combined with Davis Canyon, Lavender Canyon is a destination adventure for those wanting to escape everything. The engrossing sense of remoteness takes you over as you travel back into the can... Read More
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Highlights of Lavender Canyon

Desert Category Icon Desert
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Sand Category Icon Sand
Scenic Category Icon Scenic
Highest Elevation
5658 ft
Shape of Trail
Out & Back
Typically Open
Best Direction
N/A
Official Trail Name
1297, 494
Nearest Town
Monticello
Nearest Services
Monticello
Management Agency
Bureau of Land Management, Canyonlands National Park
District
Moab Field Office

Overview

Far back in Canyonlands, the twisting sandstone cliffs hide ancient wonders above this scenic 4x4 trail. Combined with Davis Canyon, Lavender Canyon is a destination adventure for those wanting to escape everything. The engrossing sense of remoteness takes you over as you travel back into the canyons. The towering Bridger Jack Mesa is a permanent eastern border as the walls slowly close on both sides. The cliffs within the National Park hide ancient Native American structures, still safe to this day, tucked high up on the sandstone cliffs. These structures are so well preserved they appear as if they were made recently and not hundreds of years ago. Reaching and gaining legal access beyond the National Park Boundary makes all the effort and planning worth it. Timing is everything, for the permit and weather.


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13 Waypoints
41 Trail Photos
5 Trail Concerns
2 Community Reviews
1 Video
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