Day Canyon Point

4/5 (10 reviews)
Moab, Utah (Grand County)
Last Updated: 04/01/2023

Trail Information


Day Canyon Point Road, near Moab, is a moderate 4WD trail that descends a ridge that runs between Day Canyon on the north and Long Canyon on the south. It offers expansive views in front of you and ends at the scenic cliffs overlooking the mighty Colorado River. This rocky trail meanders through the terrain offering consistent scenic opportunities including many vantage points to view the impressive La Sal Mountains as the sun sets in the Utah desert. While the scenery is breathtaking, pay close attention to the trail as it has several rocky shelves that require some off-road driving finesse..

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Trail Reviews

4/5 (10)
Official Crew
Rated 4/5
Visited: 03/31/2023

We were looking for some epic camping, but once we hit the trailhead, we were greeted with a "no camping" sign. The guide has been updated to reflect this change. If you are looking for camping, head out toward Major Point or Long Canyon Well Road just northwest of here. There are a number of dispersed campsites scattered throughout the junipers.
Rated 5/5
Visited: 12/11/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Super fun! Somewhat technical. Does not appear to be used near as much as a lot of others. 32” tires on a 2.5” lifted JK were capable. I did not encounter anyone else on this trail so a spare tire and other emergency equipment are important as this whole trail is very rocky. Have fun exploring an area not seen by many.
Not Reported
Visited: 04/23/2022

I did not drive this entire trail, but instead drove the first mile to get to a canyon trailhead. For those curious, the first mile is quite mellow, like a 2 or a 3 out of 10. One thing of note is that waypoint 4, the Epic Campsite, is occupied by an oil rig operation and has that section of the road fenced off. The actual trail is open, but if you were looking to stay at the campsite at waypoint 4, you will not be able to until that operation is gone. It looked reasonably permanent, and may be on the order of years that is around. Beyond that mile mark, the trail does get notably rougher with lots of rock gardens. Beyond that, we did not drive further and I cannot comment more on the trail. Beautiful views, even from there though.
Rated 2/5
Visited: 04/14/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

This review is very biased because I did not enjoy the trail much. It is very slow going and the entire way up/down you are either on very bumpy terrain or you are consistently dropping down or crawling back up rock ledges which seem to increase in height and difficulty the closer you get to the overlook. Not a bad trail but not my cup of tea and in my opinion, many other better trails in the area to spend your time on.
Visited: 10/18/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

Defeintely a fun trail, I was able to complete it in my stock Rubicon. However, I did scrape my skip plates a few times. For people new to offroading I would rate this a 6 out of 5. I have done easier 6's in Colorado than this trail.

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